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NBA Trade Rumors: How Bojan Bogdanovic, Nerlens Noel Trade with Detroit Pistons Could Work for Dallas Mavs


Because the old saying goes, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. It may be a small fire, nevertheless it’s a hearth nonetheless.

With the February trade deadline getting closer by the day, NBA trade rumors are beginning to heat up, and the Dallas Mavericks have come up in quite a number of of them.

On Tuesday, the Mavs were linked to Detroit Pistons center Nerlens Noel in a report by The Athletic, calling Dallas one in every of the teams that has been “most engaged” relating to a possible trade for the massive man. That is the second time in lower than every week that the Mavs-Noel connection has been mentioned.

Also on Tuesday … the Mavs were linked to Pistons forward Bojan Bogdanovic in a report by HoopsHype. Out of the 2 reports, the Bogdanovic one is rather more enticing, as he’s averaging 21 points, 3.6 rebounds and a couple of.4 assists for the Pistons this season while shooting 50.8 percent from the sphere, including 43.7 percent from deep. Although Bogdanovic will likely be 34 years old before the season is over, he can be an quick wing/forward upgrade for the Mavs – one that would potentially get them back to last season’s Western Conference Finals level of play.

Provided that there’s separate rumors from different sources linking the Mavs to 2 Pistons players, naturally, the primary query that pops into our minds is, “what if Dallas is attempting to swing a trade for each?” Listed below are a few trade ideas we could see making sense based on the rumors:

Mavs receive: Bojan Bogdanovic, Nerlens Noel

Pistons receive: Christian Wood, Dwight Powell


Mavs receive: Bojan Bogdanovic, Nerlens Noel

Pistons receive: Tim Hardaway Jr., JaVale McGee, lottery-protected first-round pick

Nearly as good as Christian Wood has been for the Mavs in limited minutes this season, the actual fact stays that he’ll be an unrestricted free agent next summer unless a contract extension is agreed on before then. If an extension is not within the cards for whatever reasons, then the Mavs could have to explore their trade options. In the primary scenario listed above, the Pistons clear nearly $30 million in cap space for the summer in addition to getting one other take a look at Wood, who got his first real opportunity in Detroit three years ago.

Within the second scenario, Detroit gets Tim Hardaway Jr., who’s three years younger than Bogdanovic and on a descending contract that may pay him $16.1 million within the 2024-25 season – the ultimate yr of his deal. Over his last eight games, Hardaway has turned a corner and is averaging 20.3 points while shooting 46.5 percent from deep on 10.8 attempts per game. The addition of JaVale McGee’s contract makes this scenario warrant a first-round pick, which Dallas won’t be willing to incorporate.

There might be other moving pieces of a deal was to materialize, including the involvement of a 3rd team if needed, but for now, it’s fun to spitball a few of the more practical possibilities based on the rumors which have surfaced. We’ll see what else pops up in the approaching days and weeks.

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