The Dallas Mavericks have been fairly busy within the offseason to date. At the time of writing, they’ve made the next strikes:
- Drafted Dereck Lively II (Duke) at #12 after buying and selling #10 and Davis Bertans to OKC
- Drafted Olivier-Maxence Prosper (Marquette) at #24 and bought Richaun Holmes after buying and selling money to Sacramento
- Re-signed Kyrie Irving for 3 years/$120 million
- Completed a sign-and-trade for Grant Williams
It’s a reasonably strong offseason for a group balancing the road between rebuild and contender. However, reportedly, the #10 choose almost went to Detroit as an alternative of OKC. If that commerce had gone by way of, Dallas would have acquired Bojan Bogdanović in addition to the #31 choose. Despite this draft day commerce not going by way of, the Mavs are reportedly nonetheless concerned with buying the veteran.
Mavs Eyeing Bojan
Tim McMahon of ESPN has reportedly “heard some rumblings about revisiting the Bogdanović trade.” It’s unclear who/what could possibly be the opposite method however, given the prominence of his title in most Mavs rumors, it may see Tim Hardaway Jr. heading to the Pistons. Bogdanović had a fantastic 12 months for the Detroit Pistons. Starting 59 video games, Bogdanović put up 21.6/3.8/2.6 per recreation. Arguably his finest season because the 2019-20 marketing campaign, Bogdanović was a veteran contributor because the Pistons proceed to rebuild. Bojan would have been third in ppg for the Mavericks final season. Furthermore, his 41.1% from three can be a much-needed deep menace for the Mavericks. The downside shall be whether or not the Mavericks are keen to pay the worth that the Pistons are on the lookout for to maneuver Bogdanović.
Per Matt Moore of Action Network, the Detroit Pistons are on the lookout for a first-round choose and a number of second-round picks for Bogdanović. According to Moore, this has delay any potential suitors as a result of being too steep. When the Pistons traded for Bogdanović in September 2022, they despatched Saben Lee and Kelly Olymk to Utah in alternate for him. Granted, Bogdanović led the Pistons with a career-high factors per recreation. However, it’s not like Bogdanović all of the sudden became an MVP. Bradley Beal had higher numbers throughout the board than Bogdanović, however the Wizards didn’t get a first-round choose for him.