A lot of trade rumors are hounding the current season of NBA. As the season 2016-2017 nears the finals, teams are trying to improve their rosters to take a chance for the rest of the season. As for the Dallas Mavericks, the NBA trade rumor mill is at full speed with reports of the team letting go of a player, taking two superstars, and taking back what they have just let go.
The Mavs are obviously falling far behind the standings in the Western Conference as the team is currently in the 15th position with 2 wins, 11 losses record. Experts say the absence of superstar Dirk Nowitzki early this season for another injury pained the strategy of the Mavs, putting them at the bottom of the list.
While it is already impossible for the Mavs to push their way to the top, the team is now looking forward to a better season in 2017. With the NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins constantly rumored to be kicked out of his team, speculations have it that the Mavs are now putting an effort to acquire the best center of the league as of the moment.
To sign Cousins for next season, trade rumors suggest that the big man will be equivalent with a four-way deal that also involves Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks. Cousins is undeniably performing at his best this season, and with his current stats, the player will be a pricey trade piece for the Mavs. Yet for a team hungry for glory, the Mavs are said to give away whatever it takes to make the "hothead" ink a contract with them.
Reports say the Mavs can get Cousins and Darren Collison all together in exchange of Deron Williams, Mike Scott, Justin Anderson and a first round pick for 2017. The Kings will also have to get another first round pick from Atlanta for the team to let go of Cousins. Atlanta, on the other hand, will take Devin Harris, Dwight Powell, and a second round pick while the 76ers get Tiago Splitter. It will indeed be a huge let-go for the Mavs, but with Cousins in, it might just be worth the shot.
Another player being rumored to join the Mavs roster is Magic's Nikola Vucevic. The latter acquiring Serge Ibaka and Bismack Biyombo is said to be a major reason for Vucevic's poor performance this season. With that said, the 26-year-old Magic center is believed to either be demoted or traded, with the trade rumor being more possible according to theories.
The big man of the Magic had been an effective offense player in the previous season, but he seems to be struggling with his performance this season. Fans speculate that he might be released before the February deadline and the Mavs are said to be the perfect team to pick him up. The reason might be quite depressing as his poor scoring record is said to help Nowitzki do his acts inside the court, which makes it beneficial for the Mavs to get a low-post scorer. The Mavs therefore might send Justin Anderson, Devin Harris, and J.J. Barea along with a second round pick to the Magic in exchange of Vucevic.
Goodbye Season for Deron Williams
The Mavs have no specific reason to kick out Williams, but the Cavs might be in need of a backup point guard for Kyrie Irving. The Cavs are currently on top of the standings in the Eastern Conference and are expected to face their ultimate Western competitor (Warriors) in the overall championship. With the GSW babying three of the best NBA players, the Cavs would need an extra help from a reliable talent and that will have to be Williams.
The Cavs are rumored to grab Williams on Dec. 15 when the PG is already eligible for trading. It is not yet clear though who the Cavs are willing to let go in exchange of Williams.
Welcome Back To Quincy Acy?
Just this Friday, the Mavs let go of Acy making him a teamless player for the rest of the season. With no one picking him up just yet, Acy is said to possibly go back to the team who just ejected him.
The owner of the Mavs, Mark Cuban, recently said that Acy in the best and that he should be ready. With no further details, observers are theorizing that Cuban meant a reunion from his statement.
There is no assurance yet whether Acy will return to the Mavs or not, but it is expected that he will soon be picked up by another team who is looking for a small forward. Who that team may be is something no one has predicted yet.