This Mavs-Pacers offseason trade is focused on Kristaps Porzingis

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Indiana Pacers Receive: F Kristaps Porzingis

Dallas Mavericks Receive: C Myles Turner, G/F Jeremy Lamb, IND 2022 1st Round Pick (Top-10 Protected), IND 2024 2nd Round Pick

Out of any trade scenario the Pacers could be involved in with Myles Turner, this is definitely the most complicated, but definitely most intriguing. Swapping Turner for Kristaps Porzingis from the Dallas Mavericks certainly brings a lot of value to the Pacers and they could get exactly the kind of production they need from another offensive weapon in their frontcourt. 

Pairing Porzingis with Sabonis in the Pacers’ frontcourt not only gives Indiana more overall production, but fully healthy, they would have Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert, T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis and Kristaps Porzingis in their starting rotation. Not only is this group strong enough to contend in the Eastern Conference during the regular season, but they could be a trendy pick in the postseason as well. 

Losing Jeremy Lamb to the Mavericks in this scenario would hurt the Pacers’ depth on the wing, but they would still have Justin Holiday, Edmond Sumner and the ability to re-sign Doug McDermott. 

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For the Mavericks, keeping Kristaps Porzingis seems like the logical move, but this is a team that has always strived to be a great defensive team. This season, Dallas ranks 20th in net defensive rating and they really need to get better on this end of the court, which is why trading for Myles Turner makes sense. 

He is a really strong center in pick-and-roll sets offensively as well, which should make for a lot of opportunities for scoring given that Luka Doncic is a crafty ball-handler in pick-and-roll sets. This trade certainly would be a blockbuster deal if it was to happen, so let’s take a look at the impact this trade would have on both teams and whether or not it fully makes sense for Indiana and Dallas. 

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.