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Mavericks Add a Shot-Creating Wing, Clippers Swap Young Players For Vets, Pistons Get Shooting Off Bench


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Clippers

Clippers

+2 players ($10.0m),
Cap Impact + $3.2M
  • Alec Burks
    Alec Burks
    SG, 6' 6", 0.29 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $10.0M

    2yrs

    9
  • Nerlens Noel
    Nerlens Noel
    C, 6' 11", -0.72 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $9.2M

    2yrs

    9

+2  Wins

+51.10  MPG

-3.08  Off.

+2.85  Def.

Mavericks

Mavericks

+1 player ($3.0m),
Cap Impact - $95K
  • Saddiq Bey
    Saddiq Bey
    SF, 6' 7", -1.14 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $2.9M

    2yrs

    9

+1  Wins

+32.98  MPG

+1.20  Off.

-1.78  Def.

Pistons

Pistons

+4 players ($17.0m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact - $5.2M
  • Frank Ntilikina
    Frank Ntilikina
    PG, 6' 4", -0.56 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $2.0M

    1yr

    7
  • Luke Kennard
    Luke Kennard
    SG, 6' 5", -0.2 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $14.4M

    3yrs

    13
  • Jason Preston
    Jason Preston
    PG, 6' 4"

    $1.5M

    2yrs

    13
  • Jaden Hardy
    Jaden Hardy
    SG, 6' 4"

    $1.0M

    3yrs

    7
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 1

    7

-3  Wins

-84.07  MPG

+1.88  Off.

-1.07  Def.


Detroit Pistons x Dallas Mavericks | Trade Explanation

Bey would benefit from the defensive attention the Slovenian sensation receives. Meanwhile, the Mavs would benefit from having an athletic wing who can create his own shot.

Hardy was once regarded as a potential lottery pick, and we’re starting to see why. Add a first-round pick, and this deal should at least tempt the Pistons. It won’t help them in 2022-23, but years from now, they could be glad they made it.


Detroit Pistons x LA Clippers | Trade Explanation

The Pistons knew they needed to add shooting this offseason, which is a reason they made the surprising trade for Bojan Bogdanović. Picking up Kennard, the NBA's three-point leader last season at 44.9 percent, would only help with this effort in a return to Detroit.

The Clippers are too deep to give Preston any real minutes, so swapping him and Kennard for two veterans who fill needs is the best move for a team with championship aspirations. Noel gives Los Angeles a true center to turn to if Ivica Zubac were to miss time, and Burks can play and defend multiple positions with his 6'6" frame.


The Dallas Mavericks Starting Lineup After The Trade

PG Luka Doncic

SG Spencer Dinwiddie

SF Saddiq Bey

PF Dorian Finney-Smith

C Dwight Powell


The LA Clippers Bench Rotation After The Trade

PG John Wall

SG Alec Burks

SF Norman Powell

PF Nicolas Batum

C Nerlens Noel


The Detroit Pistons Bench Rotation After The Trade

(Jaden Hardy, Jason Preston - Reserve)

PG Frank Ntilikina

SG Luke Kennard

SF Hamidou Diallo

PF Isaiah Livers

C Jalen Duren



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