Trade Deadline 2023: Dallas Mavericks Mock Deadline

  • GM: @CBAMavs

    Salary Cap: $166,772,207

    Luxury Tax: -$16,505,207

    GOAL: Surround Luka with anything better than what he has now!


    • Try to upgrade talent around Luka, but if unable to do that, decrease the luxury tax bill

    • Acquire more shooting around Luka

    • Acquire a third ball handler to complement Luka & Dinwiddie (a la Brunson)

    • Reminder: Maxi Kleber cannot be traded this season given he signed an extension on September 8, 2022

    Players to Dangle

    Tim Hardaway Jr. (3/$53.7)

    o   Salary: $19,602,271

    o   Can salary match up $24,602,838.80

    o   He has Miami ties; would they flip him for a better shooter (Duncan Robinson?)

    Davis Bertans (3/$49 w. $38 mil gtd)

    o   Salary: $16,000,000

    o   Can salary match up to $20,100,000

    o   Ditto for Duncan Robinson, but does Dallas want to take on that kind of long-term money?

    o   Miami desperately needs a four…. Would this make sense?

    Dwight Powell (1/$11)

    o   Salary: $11,080,125

    o   Can salary match up to $13,950,156

    o   He fills the void for Dallas big man, but if they can get an upgrade, he could be included in package

    o   With Kleber injury, Powell is needed unless they acquire a subsequent big man

    Reggie Bullock (2/$20.5 w/ $15.5 gtd)

    o   Only trade if it’s for an upgrade

    o  Salary: $10,012,800

    JaVale McGee (3/$17.2 w/ PO on 2024-25)

    o   Salary: $5,461,219

    o   Buyer’s remorse on this contract, move off of it if you can

    Target Players

    • Pure Talent

    o  Pascal Siakam & OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors
    o  Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls
    o  John Collins, Atlanta Hawks
    o  D’Angelo Russell, Minnesota Timberwolves
    o  Gordon Hayward & Kelly Oubre, Charlotte Hornets
    o  Jonas Valanciunas, New Orleans Pelicans
    o  Jakob Poeltl & Zach Collins, Dallas Mavericks
    o  Mason Plumlee, Charlotte Hornets
    o  Nikola Vucevic & Andre Drummond, Chicago Bulls
    o  Alex Caruso, Chicago Bulls
    o  Cedi Osman, Cleveland Cavaliers
    o  Alec Burks & Nerlens Noel, Detroit Pistons
    o  Saddiq Bey & Hamidou Diallo, Detroit Pistons
    o  Kenyon Martin Jr., Houston Rockets
    o  Oshae Brissett, Indiana Pacers
    o  Victor Oladipo & Dewayne Dedmon, Miami Heat
    o  Mitch Robinson & Isaiah Hartenstein, New York Knicks
    o  Gary Harris & Terrence Ross, Orlando Magic
    o  Mo Bamba, Orlando Magic
    o  Matisse Thybulle, Philadelphia 76ers
    o  Jae Crowder, Phoenix Suns
    o  Richaun Holmes, Sacramento Kings
    o  Josh Richardson, San Antonio Spurs
    o  Kyle Kuzma & Will Barton, Washington Wizards

    • Shooters

    o  Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atlanta Hawks
    o  Joe Harris & Seth Curry, Brooklyn Nets
    o  Bojan Bogdanovic, Detroit Pistons
    o  Eric Gordon & Garrison Mathews, Houston Rockets
    o  Buddy Hield, Indiana Pacers
    o  Luke Kennard, Norman Powell & Robert Covington, Los Angeles Clippers
    o  Duncan Robinson, Miami Heat

    Suggested trade: Davis Bertans for Duncan Robinson + limited assets

    o  Rationale: Miami desperately needs a PF, they get off Robinson’s money for Bertans, who makes half the amount of guaranteed $

    o  Grayson Allen & Jordan Nwora, Milwaukee Bucks
    o  Evan Fournier & Cam Reddish, New York Knicks
    o  Mike Muscala, OKC Thunder
    o  Furkan Korkmaz, Philadelphia 76ers
    o  Doug McDermott, San Antonio Spurs
    o  Gary Trent Jr., Toronto Raptors
    o  Malik Beasley, Utah Jazz


    • Third Ball-handlers

    o  Terry Rozier, Charlotte Hornets
    o  Patty Mills, Brooklyn Nets
    o  Goran Dragic, Chicago Bulls
    o  Ish Smith, Denver Nuggets
    o  Cory Joseph, Detroit Pistons
    o  TJ McConnell, Indiana Pacers
    o  Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers

    • Would Mavs trade players to acquire Westbrook + assets for future financial flexibility?

    o  Kendrick Nunn, Los Angeles Lakers
    o  George Hill, Milwaukee Bucks
    o  Devonte’ Graham, New Orleans Pelicans
    o  Derrick Rose & Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks
    o  Collin Sexton, Utah Jazz

    Assets Owned

    • 2023 1st (top 10 protected to NYK)
    • 2024 1st (top 10 protected if 2023 does not convey)
    • 2025 1st (top 10 protected if ‘23 or ‘24 does not convey)
    • 2026 1st
    • 2027 1st
    • 2028 1st
    • 2029 1st
    • 2025 2nd (to NYK if 2023-25 1st not conveyed)
    • 2027 2nd
    • 2029 2nd

    o   Remember Stepien Rule applies, odds are, you can trade ‘25, ‘27, and ‘29 firsts if necessary



    Be sure to check back in over the next few weeks with the trade deadline window open now in our first annual mock trade deadline to see what mock transactions have been executed. The Mock Trade Deadline will conclude on February 2

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