3 teams who should still pursue a trade for Cavs’ Collin Sexton

Luka Doncic
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1. Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks came into the offseason looking to add a secondary ball-handler and playmaker alongside superstar Luka Doncic. They have been unable to do that, but have upgraded the 3-point shooting around him.

Doncic will have plenty of space to operate with Sterling Brown and Reggie Bullock, both excellent 3-point shooters, joining the roster. However, adding that second shot creator is something they should still do and Collin Sexton would fit that box.

Sexton’s shortcomings as a playmaker would be less impactful playing alongside someone that excels at it the way that Doncic does. Just having a second player capable of setting up teammates, as Sexton did average a career-high 4.4 assists per game last season, would help take pressure off of Doncic within the Mavericks’ half-court offense.

The two would create a dynamic backcourt duo for the Mavericks that teams would struggle mightily to slow down. When he doesn’t have the ball in his hands, Sexton can still hurt teams with his ability to shoot the ball from the 3-point line.

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While the Mavericks are hesitant to trade for someone such as Goran Dragic, they should be willing to make a deal for a player such as Sexton to upgrade the roster and get some much-needed backcourt help for Doncic.