1. Trading DeAndre Jordan back to the Dallas Mavericks
DeAndre Jordan has already played for the Dallas Mavericks and is from Houston, so this could be a small homecoming for Jordan as he enters his later years as a pro. The Mavs fit the billing of a non-guaranteed contract as they have young center Moses Brown to trade.
Brown is actually getting minutes for the Mavericks and one could make the case that the Mavericks would not want to trade youth for experience in this situation. However, Brown is making such a minimal impact on the Mavericks and does not have any future potential that the team would regret trading.
The depth of the center position is quite thin for the Mavericks this season. Willie Cauley-Stein and Dwight Powell are the team’s two center options and while they have multiple bodies for the position, they could benefit from adding the veteran experience of Jordan to replace the minutes that Brown is playing.
Dallas is 24th in rebounding this season. While the team has Boban Marjanovic, he has not played much of a role at all this season, only logging 95 minutes for the team. Brown, on the other hand, is averaging 8.7 minutes per game in his last 13 games and Jordan could replace that and play around 10 minutes a game.
Again, it is not that impactful and the trade is not that exciting but for the cost of nothing, the Mavericks could at least try and shake it up with a veteran big.