76ers, Mavericks complete trade involving Josh Richardson, Seth Curry

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The Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers quickly completed a trade with each other after the 2nd round of the 2020 NBA Draft began— featuring Josh Richardson and Seth Curry.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Mavericks received Josh Richardson along with the No. 36 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft in exchange for Seth Curry.

The motivation for both sides in this trade is clear. The Mavericks need to improve defensively and that’s an area where Richardson makes a real impact. Meanwhile, the 76ers need more jump shooting and Curry is one of the best in the NBA in that department.

The 2020 NBA Draft provided the 76ers with a great introduction to what Daryl Morey can accomplish— beginning with dumping Al Horford’s contract in a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He then managed to add Tyrese Maxey and Seth Curry.

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The Mavericks also had an intriguing haul in the 2020 NBA Draft by adding Josh Green with the No. 18 pick and then Tyrell Terry and Tyler Bey in the 2nd round. Managing to acquire Josh Richardson in the process is a helpful addition, too.

This seems to be a trade that holds a mutual benefit for both the Mavericks and 76ers. Each team had a clear weakness they needed to improve and took a real step forward in that department with this particular move.

Both the Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers will have their work cut out for themselves during NBA free agency— beginning on Friday. They have high aspirations for the 2020-21 season and each have been linked to some intriguing players.

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