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Rockets Acquire Center Depth & Salary Savings | Mavericks Fills Their One Hole in The Roster


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+1 player ($0) +2 picks,
Cap Impact - $2.5M

+1  Wins

-0.89  MPG

+0.23  Off.

+0.56  Def.



+1 player ($6.5m),
Cap Impact + $2.5M

-1  Wins

+0.89  MPG

-0.23  Off.

-0.56  Def.

Mavericks Land Jae'Sean Tate

Rockets Receive:
  • Dwight Powell

  • Two Second-Round Picks

Powell would give Houston center depth and $2.5 million in salary savings this season, with two future seconds attached as sweeteners. The Rockets could hold out for more, or wait until the deadline, but that doesn't change the fact that Tate could quietly be a difference-maker for Dallas.


Houston Rockets New Rotation

PG Fred Vanvleet

SG Jalen Green

SF Dillon Brooks

PF Jabari Smith

C Alperen Sengun


PG Amen Thompson

SG Reggie Bullock

SF Tari Eason

PF Jeff Green

C Dwight Powell

Mavericks Receive:
  • Jae'Sean Tate

Dallas knows where the hole is on its roster. It tried to sign Matisse Thybulle to fill it in free agency, but the Portland Trail Blazers matched their offer sheet. Short of waiting until February to bring back Luka Dončić's favorite stopper in a return-to-sender trade for Dorian Finney-Smith, Tate might be the pick-poor Mavs' best affordable option.


Dallas Mavericks New Rotation

PG Luka Doncic

SG Kyrie Irving

SF Derrick Jones Jr.

PF Grant Williams

C Dereck Lively II


PG Dante Exum

SG Jaden Hardy

SF Jae'Sean Tate

PF Josh Green

C Maxi Kleber