Nets trading Mikal Bridges could lead to massive move for Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks, Mikal Bridges
Dallas Mavericks, Mikal Bridges / John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets shocked the NBA world on Tuesday night when they agreed on a blockbuster trade to send star wing Mikal Bridges to the Knicks.

The Knicks gave up Bojan Bogdanovic, four unprotected first-round picks, an unprotected pick swap, a protected first-round pick, and a second-round pick in exchange for Bridges and a second-round pick.

The Knicks are clearly in win-now mode while the Nets are rebuilding. This was an absolute haul for Bridges, and according to a recent rumor, they may not be done wheeling and dealing.

Nets trading Mikal Bridges could lead to Mavericks trading for Dorian Finney-Smith

According to Michael Scotto of Hoopsype, "Nets veterans, including Cam Johnson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Bojan Bogdanovic, Dennis Schroder, Ben Simmons, and backup center Day’Ron Sharpe, are all potential trade candidates to monitor."

This rumor matters for Mavericks fans because of their love for Finney-Smith and now may be the perfect time to bring him home. Finney-Smith made a name for himself in Dallas after going undrafted and turning into a fan favorite, and the Mavs have been interested in bringing him back to Dallas for a while now.

Mavs fans have been begging the front office to make a move for Finney-Smith ever since he left in the Kyrie Irving trade, and this summer they have the chance to bring him back.

The Mavs were in trade rumors for Finney-Smith last season, and the interest is mutual. Sources close to the situation told The Smoking Cuban that Finney-Smith "would love" to play for the Mavericks again last October, and Luka Doncic would likely love to team up with one of his closest friends again.

Last season for the Nets, Finney-Smith averaged 8.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 0.8 steals per game while shooting 34.8 percent from downtown, and he'd be a perfect fit if he wanted to return to Dallas.

It's unclear what a trade package from Dallas would look like to acquire Finney-Smith, but don't be shocked if the Mavs emerge as a potential suitor for him. They were interested in trading for him last season, and I'm sure the mutual interest still remains considering how much he means to the Mavericks franchise.

The Nets have been known for demanding a high asking price for Finney-Smith, but maybe they'll finally budge and settle to deal him without a first-round pick involved. Now that Bridges is officially gone, the Nets may finally commit to a full rebuild.

For all the latest on the Dallas Mavericks this offseason, stay tuned.