Mr B wrote:HairyGOATee wrote:Seeing the price they paid for Lauri and what the Bulls got back in return, I'm kinda glad the Mavs didn't pull the trigger. I was hoping the Mavs could get him for the TPE and 2nd round picks or a prospect, but even then, Lauri wouldn't have moved the needle too much. He would have come off the bench and played the Bobby Portis role for this team. That's an important role, but it's not worth giving up a first round pick for. A lot of 6MOY only cost 2nd round picks or something like that. Clarkson was a 2nd round pick himself and the Jazz got him for a bust and two 2nds. Ingles was undrafted, Brunson was a 2nd round pick, and THJ was a throw-in to the KP trade. Lou Williams himself was a 2nd round pick, and DRose was signed as a FA. Not too often will you see a team give up a first round pick for a 6th man, so I'm glad that Mavs didn't.
Also, the Mavs will probably need those first round picks, prospects, cash, and swaps so they can take a swing at bigger players on the trade market. I'm sure they want to go after Beal now that the Wizards traded away Westbrook.
I’m glad they didn’t make this trade (for that price). When the trade deadline is here and if they had already traded their draft capital for Markkanen there would be a lot of angry Mavs fans. Can you imagine, Dame wants to come to Dallas but they already traded their picks for Markkanen.
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Yeah, no doubt about it. I'm glad they kept Maxi too. Losing Maxi for Lauri would make the Mavs worse in the short-run. The idea, right now, is for them to improve in the short-run, so I'm glad they didn't pull the trigger on a deal.