The Dallas Mavericks have been a mediocre team to start the 2021-2022 season. They are 12-12 but have been outscored by 32 points over the 24 games. Dallas is 22nd in offensive rating and 16th in defense as they sit 23rd in net rating. Superstar Luka Doncic has played below his incredible standards, and his supporting cast must improve.
New general manager Nico Harrison will be working the phones ahead of the Feb. 10 trade deadline. The Mavs are struggling to make shots, and they have clear needs for playmaking, ball-handling, and perimeter defense. Their center rotation has been subpar, and Dallas must improve at the position. Becoming a title contender will not be easy, and it will be interesting to see what Harrison and the Mavericks can pull off.
The Indiana Pacers plan on starting their rebuild (subscription required) before the trade deadline. They have multiple assets to sell as the Pacers attempt to break out of the middle pack. Myles Turner, one of the league’s best shot-blockers, will be on the block, and Dallas is looking for an upgrade at that position. Should they go after Turner?
Should the Dallas Mavericks trade for Myles Turner?
The Mavs do not want to play Kristaps Porzingis at the five, but it is his best position. They want to keep him healthy, and avoiding the physical tool of playing center is part of the team’s equation. Dallas needs an upgrade at the five that can stay on the floor in the playoffs.
Myles Turner continues to make strides, and the Pacers want to trade him or Domantas Sabonis to attempt to maximize their minutes at center. Should the Dallas Mavericks be looking to acquire the 25-year-old big man?