This Mavericks-Timberwolves Trade Features D’Angelo Russell

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The Dallas Mavericks enjoyed a trip to the Western Conference Finals in the 2021-22 NBA season. For a team built around 23-year-old Luka Donic, it was a breakthrough season.

If they hope to advance to the NBA Finals in 2022-23, they’ll have to address some needs.

Arguably, the most pressing of those needs is a ball-handler. This season, Doncic was flanked by players like Jalen Brunson and Spencer Dinwiddie. They’re both talented guards, but neither screams “second option on a contender”.

D’Angelo Russell may not either, but he feels closer to qualified for the position.

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Furthermore, if the Mavericks could acquire him without parting with Brunson, they’d assemble a three-headed playmaking monster that could make life difficult for opponents.

Here’s a trade that allows them to do exactly that.