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NBA trade rumours: Luka Doncic “aggressively” pushed the Mavericks for promotions

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According to a story from ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Luka Doncic wants to get Dallas Mavericks Being active in the trade market before the trade deadline. Sources Per MacMahon Within the organization, Doncic has indicated strongly that he wants the Mavs to be promoted before the NBA’s February 9 trade deadline.

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During the summer when free agency started, Doncic told MARCA, a Spanish sportscast, “Well, the market has just started and I expect the Dallas Chiefs to have more options for signing. Let’s see what they do.” It seems that after six months, Doncic is no longer willing to wait and see.

That’s cool to consider, especially since the Dallas Mavericks didn’t have to deal with the direct fallout from the era of superstar empowerment, which began around the time LeBron James teamed with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami in the summer of 2010. Previously, they’d only been on the receiving end of superstars who They change their minds about wanting to play in Dallas. Instead, they had star loyalist Dirk Nowitzki, a tough competitor in his own right, but one guy who’s pretty much guaranteed to let the Dallas Mavericks front office do their jobs (the trade in Rajon Rondo is the only major exception that we’re aware of).

Upgrading the menu is difficult. like We have detailedIn the five years of team building with Luka Doncic, the Mavericks have had a healthy mix of bad luck and bad decisions, leaving them with a slate void of assets that could generate a reasonable return. If they were to trade, Dorian Feeney-Smith for example, that creates many problems that the returning player might solve. They also can’t trade away a first-round pick this year unless Nix They agree to lift the restrictions on the 2023 selection or they want to send the 2027 selection away.

It’s worth noting that last season at the trade deadline, the Mavericks front office made a huge move when nothing seemed in sight, moving Kristaps Porzingis to Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans. The move helped propel the team through the rest of the regular season. Dallas still has three weeks to try and find a way to turn things around with the roster as it is.

This push by Doncic in private resonates with public sentiment on most recent days Deep Ellum mural (since removed) can attest to the frustration of a fan base just out of the Western Conference Finals. Reconciling those feelings of frustration may seem difficult when Dallas sits in fifth place in a crowded race in the West, but it’s important to remember that Dallas is 0-6 without Doncic and only 2-8 when scoring 30 points or less. Dallas is 22-7 in all other contests. Unless Luka Doncic is from another world, the Mavericks are fighting mightily to win.

The Mavericks now had their first direct experience with the Superstars empowered. And while catching a superstar is the hardest part of team building, the truth is that the road ahead doesn’t get easier, it just gets harder. Although it remains to be seen if Doncic will ever demand a deal, the truth is that he wants to win and win now. He’s in the front office in Dallas to help make that happen.

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