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Trading Dame and Nurkic


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Mavericks

Mavericks

+3 players ($39.7m),
Cap Impact + $4.0M
  • Jusuf Nurkic
    Jusuf Nurkic
    C, 6' 11", 2.11 LEBRON
    Post Scorer

    $12.0M

    1yr

    25
  • Derrick Jones Jr.

    PO

    Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, 6' 5", -1.47 LEBRON
    Player Option, Stretch Big

    $9.7M

    1yr

    25
  • Roster Moves
  • Norman Powell

    ST

    Norman Powell
    SG, 6' 3", -1.48 LEBRON
    Sign & Trade, Movement Shooter

    $18.0M

    4yrs

    25
  • Notes

    Sign-And-Trade Norman Powell for a 4 year contract worth $72.0M.

-2  Wins

+15.59  MPG

-4.68  Off.

+1.86  Def.

Pacers

Pacers

+2 players ($52.3m),
Cap Impact + $1.6M
  • Damian Lillard
    Damian Lillard
    PG, 6' 2", 3.74 LEBRON
    Shot Creator

    $39.3M

    4yrs

    25
  • Robert Covington
    Robert Covington
    C, 6' 7", 1.41 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $12.9M

    1yr

    25

+4  Wins

-23.86  MPG

+2.34  Off.

+0.71  Def.

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers

+5 players ($86.4m) +3 picks,
Cap Impact - $5.6M
  • Jeremy Lamb
    Jeremy Lamb
    SG, 6' 5", -0.55 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $10.5M

    1yr

    12
  • Kristaps Porzingis
    Kristaps Porzingis
    PF, 7' 3", 1.4 LEBRON
    Versatile Big

    $31.6M

    3yrs

    7
  • Domantas Sabonis
    Domantas Sabonis
    PF, 6' 11", 1.31 LEBRON
    Post Scorer

    $18.5M

    3yrs

    12
  • Malcolm Brogdon
    Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, 6' 5", 1.32 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $21.7M

    2yrs

    12
  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    Dorian Finney-Smith
    PF, 6' 7", 0.58 LEBRON
    Athletic Finisher

    $4.0M

    1yr

    7
  • draft-pick-player

    2021 - Round 1

    #13
    12
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    12
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 1

    12

-2  Wins

+8.28  MPG

+2.34  Off.

-2.57  Def.

Pacers starters: PG: Dame SG: LeVert SF: McDermott PF: RoCo C: Turner

Dame and LeVert may be a perfect backcourt, as LeVerts size and defense will compliment Dame while also opening up easier isolation opportunities for LeVert. A Dame and Turner pick at the top of the arch could be lethal because Dame has never played that game with a legit stretch big. RoCo is a strong perimeter and interior defender that would pair well next to Turner as well. McDermott would need to be replaced if they want to contend... maybe a Derozan sign and trade of some kind.

Blazers starters: PG: Brogdon SG: CJ SF: DFS PF: Porzingis C: Sabonis

Trading Dame sucks but this is a good haul of players in the start of their prime. KP and Sabonis would be a good offensive pairing with their ability to stretch the floor, while Sabonis provides versatility on defense and KP provides rim protection. CJ and Brogdon are a great pairing because Brogdon provides the size, defense, and playmaking that CJ lacks, while CJ provides the sheer scoring that Brogdon isn't particularly known for. DFS helps to round out the Blazers on the defensive end, and getting 3 frps including pick #13 leaves promise for the Blazer's future.

Mavs starters: PG: Luka SG: Powell SF: DJJ PF: Kleber C: Nurkic

Splitting up KP and Luka seems imminent this off-season, and sources are very split as to where KP's value stands at the moment. I think the Mavs are prioritizing staying competitive this season while making sure they have the ability to push for a top free agent in 2022 to pair with Luka. This deal gives them a scorer in Powell that can get his own shot and make up for Luka's bad defense, along with Nurkic who provides more stability with the ball in his hands and on the glass than KP, and DJJ who is a solid athlete that can run the floor and be a great target for Luka. Most importantly however, this deal gets them off an extra $13 mil going into the next off-season, freeing up a total of $67 mil if they don't make any long term signings other than Powell this off-season. This could free them up to offer Luka the super max while also offering a player like Kawhi, Beal, Harden, KD, or Butler the max as well to join him in Dallas.


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