2. Dallas Mavericks
Windhorst also mentioned the Dallas Mavericks as a team that should make a move for Oladipo.
“The more interesting team potentially would maybe be Dallas. Dallas needs something to spice them up. Dallas needs defense.
The Mavericks haven’t looked anything like the 2019-20 version of themselves, which had the best offense in NBA history. Part of the problem is that Stephen Silas, who ran the offense, left to become the head coach of the Houston Rockets.
The Mavs are currently slated to be a play-in tournament team, as they hold the ninth seed in the Western Conference, with a 17-16 record. The Mavs have reportedly been exploring trades for former All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis, who has missed 14 of the Mavs’ 33 games due to injury.
As Windhorst mentions, the Mavs have been one of the worst teams in the league defensively, as they rank just 27th in defensive rating, which is something Oladipo can certainly help with, as he made the All-Defensive team in 2017-18. Even if Oladipo isn’t exactly the same defender as he’s been in the past, adding him would certainly help the Mavs improve defensively, while also adding another 20-point scorer.
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