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Who says no to this Mavericks trade for Jaylen Brown?

105.3 The Fan
105.3 The Fan
 2022-01-26

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Though they've been playing well lately, there's no doubt that the Mavs could use a roster shakeup. The K&C Masterpiece has concocted a blockbuster trade between the Mavs and the Celtics that would see some big names go both ways.

Watch the video above or listen to the audio below starting at 17:25.

Dallas receives: Jaylen Brown, Dennis Schroder
Boston receives: Kristaps Porzingis, Jalen Brunson, two second-round picks

Brown, 25, is averaging 24 points, 6.6 rebounds, and three assists per game for a Celtics team that just can't seem to get over the hump with a pairing of him and two-time All-Star Jayson Tatum.

The guard/forward is a solid shooter from three-point range (career 37.6 percent) and is seen as an excellent defender.

Schroder would fit in as a capable scorer off the bench (averages 15.4 points per game) with the Mavs losing their sixth-man Tim Hardaway Jr. to a broken foot on Tuesday night.

As for Porzingis and Brunson, KP has played well this season when he's been on the floor. He's very active on the defensive end and appears to be moving much better than he was last season. He is, however, struggling from deep this year, shooting a career-low 28.4 percent. This sort of trade would make the Mavs incredibly thin in their front-court, but it would give Dallas a player in Brown, who can be a more dependable robin next to Luka Doncic.

In normal circumstances, Dallas would likely not want to part with Porzingis or Brunson, but you have to give up talent to get a talented player such as Brown in return.

That brings us to Brunson, a player Dallas would love to keep, but also who is set to hit free agency this coming offseason. The point guard is reportedly seeking a four-year, $80 million contract, according to a report .

The guard has stepped up his game this season, averaging 15.7 points, 5.5 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game, all of which are career-bests.

There's been a lot of reports of teams showing interest in Brunson and free-agent-to-be Dorian Finney-Smith ahead of the trade deadline, so Dallas shouldn't have an issue moving one of them if they wanted to go down that road to avoid having to pay the luxury tax.

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