The rise of the Dallas Mavericks this season has taken almost everyone by surprise. With the core of Luka Doncic and Kristyaps Porzingis, we knew they would be good eventually -- but to be this good, this fast? Nobody saw it coming.
And with this newfound success, the Mavs don't plan to just stand pat.
Per Mandela Namaste of Bleacher Report, one name the Mavs could go after in an effort to bolster their star-power is the Pelicans' JJ Redick, whose name has been the subject of trade rumors for weeks.
“Let’s move Redick to the Mavericks, where he could be a superb off-ball weapon and mentor for Luka Doncic. Redick is the classic kind of veteran who bridges the gap between mere playoff berths and serious contention, and while Dallas is not yet elite, his leadership could position the Mavs for deep playoff runs.”
An ideal package for the long-range sharp-shooting veteran could be something like Maxi Kleber, JJ Barea, Boban Marjanovic, and a future first-round pick.
With Redick, the Mavs would have another perimeter threat to add next to Luka and Kristaps. Not only would he be valuable in helping relieve pressure from those stars, but he'd also help free up some space inside for drives and post-ups. Hardaway Jr. could be moved to the bench, where he would add much-needed scoring to the second unit.
This season, with the Pelicans, Redick is averaging 15.9 points on 46% shooting from beyond the arc.