Dallas Mavericks Trade Talk: 3 Players to Target and 3 Players to Avoid

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Dallas Mavericks Trade Options

Andre Drummond, Cleveland Cavaliers

Andre Drummond would give the Dallas Mavericks a 20 point 20 rebounds per night big man that would be able to shut down the paint. This is also where the Mavericks could insert Kristaps Porzingis. With the injuries that Porzingis has dealt with, the Cavaliers may not want him for Drummond.

Dallas would most likely have to pair young talented players and good draft picks to land a trade for Andre Drummond. There are two players that would make the Cleveland Cavaliers consider sending their big man to Dallas. Josh Richardson, Jalen Brunson, a first round pick, and a second in a later draft.

This would give the Cavaliers a good young guard in Brunson and a shooting guard who can score the basketball and contribute right away. The future draft picks give them the opportunity to grab more young talent for the future. If the Mavericks could get Andre Drummond without giving up Kristaps Porzingis they would definitely be championship contenders in this years NBA Playoffs.

Dallas Mavericks’ starting five would look like this:

  • PG: Luka Doncic
  • SG: Tim Hardaway Jr.
  • SF: Dorian Finney-Smith
  • PF: Kristaps Porzingis
  • C: Andre Drummond

This sounds and looks like a lot of wins for the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas would have four solid big men. Kristaps would start and Dwight Powell would be his back up. Drummond would start with Willie Cauley-Stein coming off the bench.

This trade would put the Dallas Mavericks over the top and make them heavy favorites to contend for an NBA championship in the 2021 NBA Playoffs.