MARCH 23: MADE AN OFFER ON FOURNIER? Orlando knows that Evan Fournier, as an upcoming free agent, could be leaving for nothing. It’s part of the credibility behind the Bleacher Report note that Dallas is willing to trade James Johnson (and his expiring $ 15 million) with two second-round picks in exchange for the Frenchman. Fournier, who suffers from a groin injury, is averaging 19.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists this year. That trade, in that form, would allow Dallas to bolster the top of the spin, ditch non-spin pieces, and possibly bring Fournier back this summer.
MARCH 23: THE TEAMS ‘FEEL’ ON KP: Mavs owner Mark Cuban recently told DallasBasketball.com that the team have no plans to trade Kristaps Porzingis. But that hasn’t stopped at least two teams from what a source called the concept of trading for KP, as one source puts it. READ MORE: Cuban reveals his thoughts on the ‘game-changing stars’ trade
We’ve detailed in depth the many reasons why such a trade is unlikely, from KP’s still untapped talent, to Dallas ‘reportedly’ selling low ‘to Porzingis’ key chemistry factor with the organization and with Luka Doncic. .
So… we believe what Cuban is telling us, while also understanding why two teams would be interested… just in case.
MARCH 22: EXPLORATION OF DRUMMOND According to a report from Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Mavs explored trading options with the Cleveland Cavaliers for veteran center Andre Drummond.
Drummond has reportedly been a candidate for the Cleveland buyout, although the Cavs would rather find a business partner for the 27-year-old in order to secure some sort of compensation for his exit.
Drummond hasn’t played since February 12 after being benched by the Cavs as they tried to negotiate his exit from the franchise. In his 25 appearances for Cleveland, Drummond averaged 17.5 points, 13.5 boards and 1.5 blocked shots.
MARCH 21: OFFER FOR COLLINS We explained the Dallas Mavericks’ internal debate over John Collins, an excellent young player they love… but who could be achievable this summer as a restricted free agent, without having to trade for him.What option could Dallas sue? Collins now… or Collins then?
It seems the Mavs go for the former. Full article on a business proposal related to Maxi Kleber here.
MARCH 21: NORMAN POWELL ON THE WISHLIST? “A name that has really emerged in recent days… Norman Powell of Toronto, who is having a career season averaging almost 20 points, shooting 45% from three points, played in a 40-point game last week. On the verge of being a free agent, with the Raptors trying to decide what to do in the future this season and into the future, so Norman Powell could be a surprise name who could help a candidate for a late deal this week. ”
That’s what ESPN says. What do we say about a connection between Mavs and Norman Powell? Story here.
READ MORE: Mavs Donuts: Swapping Dorian Finney-Smith to Help Luka Doncic?
READ MORE: Mavs’ ‘Significant’ Business Interest in Hawks John Collins? here’s why
The response of the SportsBetting.ag betting site?
The Dallas Mavs lead the way among potential bidders.
Powell is averaging 19.6 points per game, a career-high, and his three-point 44.8 percentage ranks ninth in the NBA.
As reported by ESPN, Powell can become a free agent this offseason if he refuses his $ 11.6 million player option. So if he leaves Toronto anyway, the non-competing Raptors might as well be sellers.Mavs owner Mark Cuban told DallasBasketball.com that Dallas won’t just trade to trade, but is interested in a difference maker.
Is Powell, 27, going in that direction? Perhaps.
Is he moving to Dallas? Bettors seem to think that maybe it is too.
CONTINUE READING: Mavs Talks Trading For Cavs Andre Drummond? Here is the cut
MARCH 21: BIG NAMES – GOOD LUCK? A lot of the names are said to be part of the NBA trading block. Aaron Gordon, Kyle Lowry, Lonzo Ball, Nikola Vucevic, Norman Powell, Victor Oladipo and – especially for the Dallas Mavericks, Andre Drummond and John Collins, highlight the list.
SportsBetting.ag has set odds for each of these players’ next team, should they need to be traded before this season’s deadline. Where are the Mavs located?
Andre Drummond next team in case of exchange
Mavericks de Dallas +150
Knicks de New York +200
Raptors de Toronto +350
Miami Heat +500
Chicago Bulls +500
Celtics de Boston +750John Collins next team if traded
Dallas Mavericks +200
Celtics de Boston +250
Minnesota Timberwolves +300Kings of Sacramento +400
Detroit Pistons +700
Norman Powell’s next team in case of exchange
Knicks de New York +150
Dallas Mavericks +200
Clippers de Los Angeles +300
Golden State Warriors +450
Hmm, Norman Powell? It’s a new one. We will review shortly … – Fish
MARCH 21: DFS INVESTIGATIONS? Of course, Dallas would like to improve their roster for the NBA Playoffs, right? This is why they are involved, to some extent, in negotiations on trade deadlines … now it seems Dorian Finney-Smith.
Drummond, we’ve got you covered here.
Collins, we’ve covered here.
What about DFS? I can see why the teams are asking about him. He’s as close to a ‘stopper’ as he is on the Dallas roster (he won the defensive belt in Portland), costs just $ 4 million a year, and he’s learned to be a perimeter shooter. healthy.I would hate to lose it. I would love the Mavs roster to be good enough to come out of eighth, through sixth, and out of play-in… and win the playoffs. MARCH 20: DRUMMOND AND COLLINS Andre Drummond vs. John Collins?
The idea of Dallas negotiating for center Cavs Drummond – an idea Mavs fans don’t seem to like – we’ve covered here.
Collins’ idea coming from an Atlanta exchange, we’ve covered it here.
Collins makes you better in the long run. Drummond? Well, how many centers Dallas is using right now that are below its 14 rebound per ability capacity. The Mavs are – as they should be – exploring… – Pisces
MARCH 9: 1 ON 1 WITH CUBAN Our recent visit with Mavs owner Mark Cuban revealed what we believe to be a truth about Dallas approaching here.
“Unless it’s a game-changer star, I can’t see us doing anything at all (at the trade deadline),” he told us. (Listen to the entire Step Back Mavs podcast, and our entire series, here.)
Now… what if the targeted player isn’t exactly a “star”. “Can he still be a game-changer”? We believe the answer is ‘yes’. Stay tuned – Trigg.