The sky could be the limit for the Dallas Mavericks this NBA season. They have turned into a legitimate postseason team in the Western Conference but have been unable to take that next step.
This season, Dallas is currently fifth in the West and only going to improve moving forward. This could happen if the front office is aggressive at the NBA trade deadline.
Luka Doncic was signed in the offseason and continues to be one of the best players in the league. A draft-night acquisition, Doncic quickly emerged as a star but Dallas does not have much of this in the organization. Josh Green was selected in the first round but the Mavericks have been built through trades and free agency.
The Mavericks have their pick this year but the team can continue to be built through trades. There are many options out there and the Mavericks could benefit from a rebuilding team looking to shed some contract. That is where the Houston Rockets could line up.
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Houston continues to be one of the worst teams in the league this season. This was to be expected after finishing with the worst record in the NBA last year. They landed the second-overall pick in the draft and selected Jalen Green, who is scoring 14.2 points in 33 games.
As of now, Green seems to be the only player in Houston that is not available in a trade. There are veteran names in Houston that will not be part of the future. It begins with Christian Wood and that is the name that should intrigue the Mavericks.
The Mavericks return options are thin but they could put together a deal that would land them Wood. Let’s take a closer look at this trade and how it might work out over the next few weeks.