With Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis as the two leaders of the Dallas Mavericks, things look very bright for this organization moving forward. Porzingis will miss the start of the season as he recovers from a torn meniscus, but Luka Doncic is fired up for his third season in the NBA and is the favorite to win the 2020-21 NBA MVP award.
Not only is Luka Doncic good, but he is a once in a generation type talent who will make the Dallas Mavericks championship contenders for the next couple of decades. The 21-year old Slovenian is arguably the best player in the league under the age of 24 and took the NBA world by storm last season with his play.
Doncic averaged 28.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 8.8 assists, and shot 46.3% from the floor, 31.6% from three-point range, solidifying himself as one of the favorites to win the 2020-21 NBA MVP. When on the court last year, Kristaps Porzingis averaged 20.4 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and shot 35.2% from three-point range. The Mavs’ NBA All-Star duo is one of the best “one-two” punches in the league and will be for the next decade as both players are not even in the primes of their careers yet.
Tim Hardaway Jr. and Josh Richardson are two solid complimentary players on the wing for the Mavericks and they have seemed to figure out their backcourt depth, but the Mavericks are still lacking the ability to push the ball in transition and do not have much depth in their frontcourt.
Maxi Kleber was the most reliable player behind Kristaps Porzingis in the Mavs’ frontcourt last season and with questions about James Johnson’s future with Dallas, this team needs to make a move to bring in a reliable forward to be the third option next to Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.
Aaron Gordon would be a terrific fit for the Mavericks for an assortment of reasons that we will touch on shortly and could definitely be the third scoring option on this team to make them a legit championship contender in the Western Conference. Last season Gordon averaged 14.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and shot 43.7% from the floor.
If the Dallas Mavericks want to go “all-in” this season for a cheaper than expected price, going out and trading for Aaron Gordon makes a lot of sense and here is why.