Does This Trade Make Sense For The Dallas Mavericks?
Unless this team makes a big move near the deadline to either add another All-Star caliber talent or move the Latvian big man, the Mavs are probably going to be fighting to make the playoffs up to the final game of the season. Other than Luka Doncic, there is really nothing special about this year’s Dallas team, which is a shame because of all the high expectations placed on them coming into the 2020-21 season.
Tim Hardaway Jr, Jalen Brunson and Josh Richardson are all solid role players, but none of these guys can step up and be the high-level player the Mavericks need next to Doncic. Porzingis has not looked like himself and if they are able to get a player like Kemba Walker, as well as some solid young players and some draft picks for the former All-Star big man, that would be a big win for Dallas.
If the Mavericks decide to move on from Kristaps Porzingis, it is really unknown what kind of value he will hold on the market and he may not be worth as much as the Celtics are giving up in this trade package, which is why they should not think twice about pulling the trigger for Kemba Walker.
In a loaded Western Conference, everybody’s championship window is small and when a guy like LeBron James is competing for a championship in the same conference, the window becomes even smaller.
Going out and trading for Kemba Walker to pair with Luka Doncic maximizes Dallas’ chances of competing for a title this year and sets themselves up for success for years to come since they would have an established backcourt and some young assets around them.