JAN 13 Collins price lowered; Mavs-Knicks trade idea
Earlier this week, one report stated that the Atlanta Hawks were seeking to get a return just like what the Utah Jazz got for Rudy Gobert last summer in the case of potentially trading John Collins. In line with a report from USA Today on Friday, which may not be the case in spite of everything.
The Hawks are willing to maneuver forward John Collins for a shooting big, which is … what Collins is. Or was. Collins shot 40.1% on 3-pointers in 2019-20, 39.9% the next season and 36.4% last season. But he’s just at 22.9% this season.
There may be a marketplace for Collins, and that features Utah, Brooklyn and Dallas.
If the Dallas Mavericks can’t come to terms on a contract extension with versatile big man Christian Wood before the Feb. 9 trade deadline, perhaps making a play for Collins would make some sense.
Or … if the Mavs could discover a technique to add Collins and one other piece from Atlanta — like Bogdan Bogdanovic — without giving up Wood, that may be much more ideal.
Meanwhile, the reported trade price for Recent York Knicks forward Cam Reddish is outwardly two second-round picks. A straight-up trade for Mavs forward Reggie Bullock would work financially, and which may actually be a deal the Knicks could be concerned about doing given coach Tom Thibodeau’s admiration for Bullock.
JAN 12 No Mavs interest in Myles Turner?
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has been in trade rumors for several years now, but he has yet to be shipped out of the Hoosier State.
The Dallas native has been linked to the Mavericks prior to now but no deal ever surfaced to land him on his hometown team.
In a report on Thursday from Jake Fischer of Yahoo! Sports, the Mavericks’ interest in Turner has apparently ‘dissipated’.
“The trade chatter surrounding Turner has indeed looked as if it would cool. For years, the Hornets presented a probable landing spot. But now, Charlotte doesn’t appear very keen on upgrading its roster ahead of the deadline. The interest from Dallas and Recent Orleans in recent seasons has also dissipated, sources said,” Fischer wrote.
With Dallas’ focus more set on one other star or more quality playmakers to position alongside Luka Doncic, the will for Turner, who’s on an expiring contract, is smart, however it doesn’t suggest he couldn’t find yourself back within the DFW in the long run.
JAN 11 Tim Hardaway Jr. to Miami Heat?
The Tim Hardaway Jr. rumors proceed to stack up with the Feb. 9 trade deadline looming. Today, the most recent rumor involving the Dallas Mavericks’ veteran shooting guard links him to the Miami Heat.
“In line with multiple sources, the Miami Heat & Dallas Mavericks have had initial conversations on a deal involving Tim Hardaway Jr.,” The Basement Sports’ Adam Borai tweeted.
“This is not the primary time Hardaway Jr has been linked to Miami. He’s definitely a reputation to observe because the deadline approaches.”
Borai also mentions that Miami has eyes for Mavs players like Reggie Bullock and Dorian Finney-Smith. Provided that the Mavs were runners as much as Kyle Lowry in 2021 free agency, we could see them potentially attempting to work out a deal to acquire him now despite his down season with Miami.
Nonetheless, this all could just be posturing and a leverage attempt in talks the Mavs have had with other teams involving Hardaway. As is the case with many rumors during trade season, they must be taken with a grain of salt.
JAN 10 Hawks’ Steep Collins Price; Lakers as Wood Suitor?
In line with one report, the Hawks’ asking price for John Collins is perhaps within the “Rudy Gobert or Donovan Mitchell range” from last summer.
We discussed the concept of the Mavs pursuing Collins in the event that they can’t reach a contract extension agreement with Christian Wood before the trade deadline, but when that’s truly the Hawk’s asking price, it’s protected to say you could count Dallas on the market.
Speaking of Wood’s contract extension, if an agreement can’t be made, could the Lakers be a trade option for him? Sports Illustrated’s Howard Beck offers his thoughts here.
JAN 10 Mavs All in favour of Knicks’ Quickley?
HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto dropped one other Mavs trade rumor tidbit on Tuesday, as he linked Dallas to Recent York Knicks’ Immanuel Quickley.
“One other Knicks player whose name has circulated within the rumor mill this season is Immanuel Quickley. Several teams, including the Bucks, Mavericks, Wizards, and others, have expressed interest in Quickley, league sources told HoopsHype,” Scotto wrote.
JAN 9 Mavs 3-Team Trade Idea … Could It Work?
Last week, Yahoo! Sports’ Jake Fischer reported that the Mavs, amongst other teams, were in pursuit of Pistons’ veteran Bojan Bogdanovic.
“At this juncture, the Pistons are looking for not less than one first-rounder and either a young player with upside or additional draft capital, sources said, plus Cleveland has company in Dallas, Phoenix and the Lakers, amongst other teams in pursuit of Bogdanovic,” Fischer wrote.
Pairing this report with what we predict we learn about Tim Hardaway Jr.’s availability and the Cavs’ interest in him, we constructed a hypothetical 3-team trade that would potentially work for all teams involved.
Mavs receive: Bojan Bogdanovic
Cavs receive: Tim Hardaway Jr.
Pistons receive: Caris LeVert, Frank Ntilikina, two second-round picks
JAN 8 Mavs’ Hardaway is Available; Cavs Pursuing?
We now have multiple reports linking Mavs veteran Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Cavs. The primary was a report from Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor. The most recent was from Marc Stein, who confirmed Fedor’s report and offered an idea of what a possible Mavs-Cavs trade could appear to be.
“League sources have reaffirmed to me that Hardaway is indeed available and that it’s essentially as much as the Cavaliers in the event that they are prepared to tackle the 2 years and $34.1 million left on Hardaway’s contract beyond this season,” Stein wrote in his newsletter.
“Caris LeVert’s expiring $18.8 million contract is the best match for Hardaway, who has emerged from a really slow begin to shoot 40.5% from 3-point range in 21 games entering Sunday’s play since Mavericks coach Jason Kidd moved him into the starting lineup.”
JAN 5 Mavs Pegged as Potential Zach LaVine Suitor
We already knew the Mavs had interest in Bulls star Zach LaVine within the offseason when NBA reporter Marc Stein wrote that Dallas was considering making a sign-and-trade offer before he signed his recent take care of Chicago.
Now, in keeping with a report from HoopsHype, it looks just like the Mavs might be a player for him on the trade deadline.
“If the Chicago Bulls make Zach LaVine available before the trade deadline, rival executives are maintaining a tally of several teams who could have interest in trading for him, including the Recent York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, and Miami Heat,” Michael Scotto wrote.