Dallas Mavericks: 3 Possible Trades With the San Antonio Spurs

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The future is bright for the Dallas Mavericks and they could look to rivals down south to help elevate their squad.

The Dallas Mavericks could use some quality veterans to come in and help provide support to a deep playoff run in 2021. And one team that could have the perfect pieces is division rival, the San Antonio Spurs.

The San Antonio Spurs have a number of veterans who could be hitting the trade market. If the team is serious about opening up their call logs, then the Mavs should give them a ring. Here are three players that could be on the move for the Spurs and would provide immediate help for Dallas:

1.DeMar DeRozan

DeRozan recently expressed disinterest in continuing to play for the Spurs. If true, the veteran shooting guard could be a valuable asset for Dallas.

The four time All-Star had his best field goal percentage of his NBA career last season. During the 2019-2020 NBA season, the Spurs guard shot a .531 shooting percentage. His field goal percentage measures to him missing around six to seven shots per game.

Along with his shooting percentage, DeRozan averaged 22.1 points per game, 5.5 assists and attributed 5.5 rebounds.  His high shooting percentage and ability to create his own shots could be just what Dallas may need.

Having DeRozan would create more space for Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis to find space on the floor. The veteran guard would also add to Dallas’s already-impressive offense on Day 1. Yes DeRozan is no Giannis, but he is still a former All-Star who can contribute in a flash.

2. LaMarcus Aldridge

Another former All-Star who could provide valuable assist for the Mavs is forward LaMarcus Aldridge. While Aldridge failed to helped the Spurs in the bubble, he can still provide valuable minutes and time for Dallas.

Last season he averaged 5.5 defensive rebounds, to go with 1.6 blocks. His defensive presence down low is actually what Dallas is missing. Against the Clippers in the playoffs, Dallas was out-rebounded by 10 rebounds in their final game.

The trend was a continuation from earlier games in the series.  Pairing Aldridge with KP would limit the Mavs forward with having to do much of the heavy lifting down low.  Why not take a chance of big-men desperately needed in Dallas?

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3. Rudy Gay

One final veteran who could provide a spark for the Mavs is wingman Rudy Gay. While Gay’s name has not been mentioned in the trading block as much, he still could be a valuable trade asset for the Spurs. Gay’s veteran presence could provide spark for Dallas.

Having the Spurs wingman on the floor with Luka could help improve the teams IQ. For the Spurs the past three seasons, Gay averaged 12.1 points per game, 5.8 rebounds a game and 1.5 blocks. His demeanor is similar to that of an Andre Iguodala. They both bring that veteran stamina in terms of offensive and defensive play. Yes, Gay may not be the same player from his Sacramento Kings days, but he can still help provide that wingman asset Dallas has been trying to vibe for.

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While everything is still unknown, the Dallas Mavericks should contact their rival Spurs if any one of these players gets officially put on the trading block.

  • Published on 10/23/2020 at 11:01 AM
  • Last updated at 10/23/2020 at 09:29 AM