Why the Mavs do this
The Mavericks are off to a very hot start and you may be wondering why they would want to trade someone like Hardaway for a 34 year old. To win Luka a ring. Essentially just flipping THJ for a taller, better, and way more versatile version of himself. Why not? They could use the mid range shooting especially when Kyrie isn’t on the court. And they really don’t have to give up much.
PF- Grant Williams
C- Derrick Lively
Why the Bulls do this
Just preparing to go into rebuild mode. THJ can be flipped for other assets and this is likely the most you can get for a 34-35 year old Demar Derozen who is probably soon to decline.