The franchise that is the Dallas Mavericks changed during the 2018 NBA Draft. They made a trade to acquire Luka Doncic and the rest will be history. He has quickly turned into one of the top players in the league and one of the favorites to win MVP this season. Now, it is up to Dallas to put the right team around him. Could a trade for Andre Drummond from the Cleveland Cavaliers be an option?
Luka Doncic is averaging 27.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 8.3 assists per game this season. He recently got his partner in Kristaps Porzingis back on the floor. He made his season debut against the Charlotte Hornets and finished with 16 points.
Throughout the offseason, we heard NBA trade rumors involving the Mavericks being interested in adding a third star to their roster. They finished as the seventh seed last year and are off to a good start this season. The Mavericks are a team that could use a veteran player from a team looking to make some dumps.
The Cleveland Cavaliers could fit this bill. They are solid in the backcourt with blossoming stars like Collin Sexton and Darius Garland. It is quite the opposite down low. Kevin Love and Andre Drummond are two veteran names that the Cavaliers could look to move in a deal.
In this scenario, Andre Drummond is headed to the Dallas Mavericks to play alongside Luka Doncic. Drummond and Cleveland had extension talks prior to the shutdown but nothing has happened since. Early on, Drummond is averaging 18 points and 15.1 rebounds per contest.
This would give the Dallas Mavericks an elite big man. Andre Drummond is still playing the game at a very high level this season. Here is what it might take to get this trade done between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Mavericks.