Don't know why SA would move off Vassell so soon. He might be their 2nd best player by years end.LAL1947 wrote:Maverick41 wrote:With Brunson and Frank's emergence, I think our backcourt is okay. To me, the bigger needs is as follows:
1. 2nd or 3rd option star - understand this may be too difficult to get right now but it's still a need
2. Competent center, preferably one that can shoot and defend particularly on switches. Theis would be a good add for example with the TPE.
3. A SF/PF hybrid. Right now, the only guy we have in this mold is DFS (he's quite small for PF anyway) and we'd be screwed if he was somehow out vs some of the bigger forwards out there like Lebron, Durant. Kawhi, etc. Nance, Thad, Marcus Morris, T. Prince, etc. are gettable names for cheap that could help.
Not sexy names but trying to be realistic.
What's the value of Devin Vassell? Wondering if he is someone the Mavs could target for the SG position. He may not ever develop into a 2nd option but might become a regular 15-20 PPG scorer who also plays good defense.
If the Mavs could also get Jonathan Isaac off the Magic, that would help with the PF/C dilemma in your points 2 & 3... since he can help protect the rim and perimeter, both. A SF/PF in a less athletic mold is Deni Avdija, he plays good defense.
Does this team have a realistic shot of contending against Nets, Bucks, Suns, Nuggets, etc?
Mavs should be looking at Young, Mcdermott, White, and Murray if any are available.
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