As the Dallas Mavericks look to build on their Western Conference Finals run this past season, they’ve made some quality offseason moves. They traded for big man Christian Wood ahead of the NBA Draft and also signed center JaVale McGee to a three-year deal.
That being said, those moves only begin to offset the loss of star guard Jalen Brunson, who chose to sign with the New York Knicks in free agency. Replacing him may not be easy, but if they remain active on the trade market, it could be more possible than some realize.
One recent trade proposal sees them add a new guard to the rotation. According to Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report, the Mavericks could potentially approach the Houston Rockets with a deal that would land them a new backcourt member for a relatively cheap price.
Here’s the outline of the proposed trade:
Mavericks receive: Eric Gordon
Rockets receive: Dwight Powell, Josh Green, Frank Ntlikina, Future 1st-Round Pick (Lottery Protected)
While adding Gordon to the rotation wouldn’t replace the ball-handling skills of Brunson, it would help the Mavericks replace the scoring they lost. And although it wouldn’t be a perfect fit, ha