Mavs Trade Ideas: 3 DeAndre/Wes Spitballs
We have already established the easiest path to Mavs Plan A acquisitions. Keep It Simple, Stupid and fit Jordan and Matthews into existing space.
But we can still spitball a trio of more complicated ideas involving Plan A (just some of the endless variations) of using S&T's here. Let's say the Mavs get word that DeAndre Jordan wants to be a Mav. Then what? Are there any ways to stretch their cap and add to their ability to build around him?
Three quick ideas, which can form the framework for more. To keep it short and sweet, we'll skip the cap figures (and not even bother with Aldridge stuff) and simply assure that these are all cap-legal, and we'll also skip most of the reasoning for each team, and leave that for further discussion elsewhere.
Here goes spitballin' ... If you could, would you? Would they?
LAC will need a center, but will have no cap room. So a 3-way deal sends Jordan to Dallas, Ellis and Felton to Indy, and Hibbert to LAC.
If there's a way to entice Phoenix to sign Tyson Chandler via S/T, with nothing coming back to Dallas, and get Portland somehow to play along, then you can do the first idea above, and then follow it with a 3-way of TY to Phoenix, and Matthews to Dallas.
(h/t to DB.com'er milesberg) The Mavs, after signing Jordan and using other cap space except a cap hold on Ellis, send Ellis and Felton to Indy, Hibbert goes to Portland, and Matthews to Dallas along with a 3.9M trade exception.
One more quick item. If the Mavs don't land Jordan, isn't a sign-and-trade part of their backup plan? We believe it to be. If Jordan says no, I'm expecting a swap of Ellis and Felton to Indy, and Hibbert to Dallas, leaving the Mavs with about $20M or more in cap room to spend elsewhere.
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