Dallas bet everything to find a partner for Luka Doncic.
Reporter Shams Charania of the local media ‘The Athletic’ reported on the 31st (Korean time), “Dallas Mavericks can also trade Dorian Finney Smith for an all-star player.” According to reports, while Dallas is demanding a high price for Finney Smith, the Utah Jazz are considered a team to target Finney Smith.
After appointing Doncic, Dallas has been trying to find a partner to assist Doncic. There were rumors about many superstars, but in the end the player chosen was Kristaps Porzingis. However, Porzingis became a case of failure because he could not create synergy with Doncic both inside and outside the game. Porzingis left the team after being traded for Spencer Dinwiddie.
Doncic was then assisted by Jaylen Brunson, a 2018 NBA draft pick by Dallas in the second round. Brunson showed good breathing in and out of the game and relieved Doncic’s burden. However, after becoming a free agent after last season, Brunson moved to his father’s team, the New York Knicks, his hometown team.
Dallas lost Brunson this season, but started the season without a decent reinforcement. While Doncic is having the best season of his career, Dallas’ power has declined. Don Cic has consistently demonstrated his desire to win. Doncic still has a lot of time left on his contract, but the future is unpredictable. 메이저사이트
Dallas, where there are endless rumors about stars such as Jack Rabin and Derma DeRozan (above Chicago Bulls), is constantly looking for a star to assist Doncic. The problem is the price. There is no suitable prospect, and the right to draft is exhausted during the Porzingis trade, so there is no choice but to be cautious.
So the player mentioned is Finney Smith. Finney Smith is a quality 3&D resource in the NBA, and he signed a four-year, $55.5 million contract extension, making him a relatively inexpensive multi-year contract. Other than Don Cicci, he’s the most tradeable resource in Dallas.
Finney Smith is the heart of Dallas’ defense. Doncic is his most trusted colleague and locker room leader. If Finney Smith is traded, team chemistry could collapse. But it’s clear that Dallas needs to acquire a playoff-ready star to win. Dallas’ troubles are deepening.