The Dallas Mavericks want to improve their roster before training camp begins in late September. General manager Nico Harrison continues to make calls, but teams are still waiting to see what happens with Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell.
Whoever steps up to meet the asking price for one of those stars could unlock the market. Unfortunately, Dallas does not have the assets to acquire them. They owe their 2023 first-round pick to the Knicks from the original Kristaps Porzingis trade, and the Mavs do not have young assets to improve their offer.
Dallas is searching for role players over top-end talent. They need a ball-handler and playmaker to replace Jalen Brunson, and the Mavericks would love to improve their wing depth. Can they find a deal that works before training camp begins?
Bleacher Report recently dropped an article focused on trades that would improve every team in the league’s starting lineup. Dallas was at the center of three deals in the piece, but should they be willing to make those moves?
The Mavericks debate centers on draft capital and their desire to acquire a star player. Dallas could add an impactful rotation player right now, but it will cost them a first-round pick. The Timberwolves trading virtually five first-round picks for Rudy Gobert this summer reset the market, and teams need all their draft capital to acquire a star. Is a smaller upgrade now worth further eliminating them from adding a star?
Here is a look at each Bleacher Report hypothetical trade to decide if the Dallas Mavericks should pass or pursue the deal.