Or even a late second rounderThe day is finally here — the 2021 NBA Draft.
The Mavericks don’t own a pick in this draft, so gives us your hypothetical trades to acquire a pick.
I’d like to see Dallas move Josh Richardson for an early second rounder.
This would be outstanding for the Mavs. Again, it just depends on how much the Jazz are looking to save, but I’d nearly be doing backflips if that materialized. I was a big advocate of the Mavs pursuing Bojan in 2019 free agency, but was told the Mavs thought he wasn’t worth his price tag. I’d like to think those thoughts have changed.Jazz are trying to save some money, so have been shopping Bojan, Favors, and Ingles.
Here's my thought:
Mavs: Bojan, Favors, pick #30
Jazz: JRich, WCS
This should save the Jazz $12.6m to help re-sign Conley. Both contracts are expiring, so it frees up an additional $15m at the end of the season or gives them trade chips at the deadline.
Mavs get some additional scoring help in Bojan and the #30 pick. Favors would probably just be a backup.
This all hinges on how money the Jazz want to save. Immediately saves them almost $13m and another $15-16m on the back end.