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The Only realistic option for a Mavs big trade?


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Rockets

Rockets

+4 players ($9.8m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact - $4.5M
  • Trey Burke

    RT

    Trey Burke
    PG, -2.15 LEBRON
    Recently Traded | Secondary Ball Handler

    $3.5M

    1yr

    7
  • Boban Marjanovic

    RT

    Boban Marjanovic
    C, 7' 3", -0.57 LEBRON
    Recently Traded | Post Scorer

    $3.5M

    1yr

    7
  • Marquese Chriss

    RT

    Marquese Chriss
    PF, 6' 9", -1.41 LEBRON
    Recently Traded | Roll + Cut Big

    $2.1M

    1yr

    7
  • Sterling Brown

    RT

    Sterling Brown
    SG, 6' 5", -1.52 LEBRON
    Recently Traded | Stationary Shooter

    $3.0M

    1yr

    7
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 1

    #26
    7

-2  Wins

+8.26  MPG

-4.75  Off.

-0.62  Def.

Pacers

Pacers

+3 players ($30.7m) +4 picks,
Cap Impact + $15.7M
  • Tim Hardaway Jr.
    Tim Hardaway Jr.
    SG, 6' 5", -0.25 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $19.6M

    3yrs

    7
  • Dwight Powell
    Dwight Powell
    C, 6' 10", 0.19 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $11.0M

    1yr

    7
  • Josh Green

    TO

    Josh Green
    SG, 6' 5", -1.73 LEBRON
    Team Option | Athletic Finisher

    $3.0M

    2yrs

    7
  • draft-pick-player

    2028 - Round 1

    7
  • draft-pick-player

    2024 - Round 2

    7
  • draft-pick-player

    2026 - Round 1

    7
  • draft-pick-player

    2027 - Round 2

    7

+1  Wins

+37.67  MPG

-2.07  Off.

-2.98  Def.

Mavericks

Mavericks

+3 players ($53.8m),
Cap Impact + $8.0M
  • Myles Turner
    Myles Turner
    C, 6' 11", 3.27 LEBRON
    Stretch Big

    $18.0M

    1yr

    12
  • Christian Wood

    RT

    Christian Wood
    PF, 6' 10", -0.29 LEBRON
    Recently Traded | Stretch Big

    $14.3M

    1yr

    11
  • Roster Moves
  • Jalen Brunson

    FA

    Jalen Brunson
    PG, 6' 1", 1.08 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent | Slasher

    $21.5M

    4yrs

    7
  • Notes

    Re-signed free agent Jalen Brunson to a 4 year contract worth $86.0M.

    2022 $21.5M • 2023 $21.5M • 2024 $21.5M • 2025 $21.5M

+7  Wins

-13.99  MPG

+8.41  Off.

+3.09  Def.

After the Wood trade, the Mavs only have two real assets left that can be appealing to other teams for a trade: 2026 and 2028 FRP. Assuming JB resigns (as heavily suggested by Marc Stein) our roster will have a total cap of 180M and that's without taking into account the 4 roster spots we now have to fill out.

I know we've all been claiming that Cuban has been saving up money for a while now by not going into the tax, but I think even we can admit a 180+ cap would be ridiculous. Making us the most expensive team by a bit. Hence I think either Bertans or THJ have to leave, and unfortunately that isn't happening without attaching at least 1 FRP. That means realistically we only have one other FRP to use for a 'bigger trade'. Coincidentally the Pacers are the team that best suits this trade because of THJ and Rick's experience, their cap space and the potential interest they could have in moving up the draft and taking the Kings pick. The Pacers also have our biggest transfer target in Myles Turner.

Hence this trade would actually split into 2:

1.DP and JG as salary fillers, one being an expiring and the other still being a v young player, + a FRP and a second.

2.THJ a FRP and a second pick

I think THJ is a lot less of a bad contract to the Pacers than the Mavs. He can up his value in a rebuilding team and has a decreasing contract that could be quite useful as a trade package in a couple of years when the Pacers start to look towards winning.

Obviously you'd imagine Pacers could possibly get better offers for Turner, but didn't we think the same about Wood? Turner's injury concerns could make other teams wary + he's a Dallas native and has been continuously been showing up at the AAC recently.

My main point about this that I don't see the Mavs not trading away either Bertans or THJ's contract, and to do so we'd probably be left barely a FRP and Powell and Green which is quite scary.


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