Why The Dallas Mavericks Do The Deal
Of course, Mavericks fans will have questions here as well. If Ayton is so limited, why should they give up so much for him?
Well, there are a number of reasons. Firstly, let it be said that Ayton is still a valuable player. He’s a good interior defender – and this Mavericks team could use one.
He’s also an excellent pick-and-roll finisher. This Mavericks offense is more likely to rely on those sets than the Suns, who will lean on Kevin Durant and Devin Booker to score in isolation.
Provided that the Mavs retain Kyrie Irving in free agency, of course. If they don’t, this deal is off. On the other hand,
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if they do, the Mavericks might as well forgo their draft capital to build the best team that they can.
After all, the players they’re moving here ought to be replaceable.