dirkforpres wrote:JJP wrote:dirkforpres wrote:
Richardson is likely trade bait. Him, DFS, and Brunson could get a decent return I’d imagine
Richardson is not likely a player to get traded unless there's really something hot on the trade market. The Mavs would still like to keep the books clean for the 2021 off-season, and trading Richardson clouds that up with an incoming contract. Plus. no team is doing due-diligence on a new player by seeing him play 6 games. Richardson's defense is good right now and will likely get better.
This was a good defensive effort against Houston. The idea of someone being trade-bait now is mostly knee-jerk in my opinion.
It’s not a knee jerk reaction, I’m just basing it off of what Dallas has to offer and what they hope to get back.
The goal is always to pair a 3rd star with Luka and KP. Assuming those are our only untouchables, that makes Richardson our most valuable trade asset.. if a star becomes available, Richardson has to be involved. It’s simple math
That doesn't mean Richardson is "trade bait." His expiring contract could be more valuable to the Mavericks in free agency than a trade. But perhaps it's just the term you used to make your point.