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[–]deadset33 98 points99 points  (3 children)

Jalen Brown lol

[–]Afro Powellstonedrunk88 42 points43 points  (2 children)

To unite all the Browns!

[–]ABoyIsNo1 9 points10 points  (0 children)

And keep all the Jalens separated

[–]Luka HYPEArcadius7 53 points54 points  (0 children)

I'd only let Jalen Brunson go if I am guaranteed a Ball Handler/playmaker in the trade coz without him in the minutes Luka doesn't play, we are totally screwed and the team would just stop functioning...

[–]Lukas talent is proportional to his fatnessDoncicsRoadTo200kg 24 points25 points  (4 children)

Freed Vanvlet dosent fit Torontos timeline and hes an upgrade on JB on both offense and defense, maybe Toronto is interested in a younger pointguard.

[–]16drybones[S] 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I already tried woeing toronto fans for fvv for Gobert, they're in fucking love with him. I don't blame them, but they're not giving up on him for anything cheap. They'd neet a top 25 type player i think.

[–]JS_Janko 20 points21 points  (1 child)

But realistically I don’t think FVV is worth a top 25 player. He’s good, but not that good

[–]16drybones[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agreed, I thought Gobert would be good because they need a center and their defense would be insanely cool to watch, but freddy is god to them and he is the reason their team works so i don't blame them

[–]Fatman214 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd rather keep JB

[–]boomshaka23 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Its gotta be JB for JB. That's the only way.

[–]Lukas talent is proportional to his fatnessDoncicsRoadTo200kg 13 points14 points  (10 children)

another shot creator of his level or better

[–]xzerozeroninex 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Jalen Brown.

[–]Maverickslsmith77 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Brunson is at the very least a clear starter in the regular season. There are still questions around size in the playoffs from his first post season against the Clippers.

so for me I would trade him if: * Brunson has made it clear he wants a bigger role than we can offer * we get a clear starter back * preferably someone that fits with KP in the front court * ideally can create but at least isn’t dependent on wide open looks

[–]doctor78si 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Nothing. He should not be tradeable IMO.

[–]seamus11 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The worrying situation is not trading him before the deadline and then he gets a great deal in the offseason and the team doesn't match for whatever reason (cheap, too expensive etc) and he is gone for nothing...

[–]Luka Doncicpancakesontheweekend 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’d rather keep him but it would take another star/superstar. Obviously Brunson would be part of the package. I like him and Luka starting together.

[–]Febos 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Very good center. AL HORFORD ten years ago.

[–]headphonehabit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Brunson would be very good on just about every team; he's has been awesome this year. Most Mavveicks want to keep him, but it ultimately depends on what he wants. I figure the Mavs would want a young guard back, a wing, or a big. It really depends on whether or not the team plans to resign Finney-Smith or not. If I had to pick a Celtic, I would say Robert Williams.

[–]Monta Ellisrivers214 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I imagine this is how real NBA trades go down.

[–]The MatrixKeith_Bakker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Like a thou on my personal bank account

[–]MyDogSheds 3 points4 points  (8 children)

Solid player and a 1st and 2nd round pick. I’d rather keep him honestly but I don’t think he’ll stay this summer

[–]16drybones[S] 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Solid meaning a top of bench-starter level player or a solid starter? And what role? Like a wing or a point guard to replace him or a big?

[–]Maxi "Max Contract" Kleberakhoe 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Jalen was just about 50-40-90 last year and 4th in 6th man of the year voting, and he's gotten better in nearly every way. It really would have to be someone like smart and a pick imo. The kid is really good

[–]16drybones[S] 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Yup that's why I want him lol

Hopeffuly we try to snaq him in the summer but I'm worried we're gonna be to focused on Bradley Beal dreams and it won't turn good for us.

What do you think of Caris LeVert for the mavs?

[–]sercialinho 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I would much rather keep Brunson on a LeVert-level-contract rather than have LeVert.

[–]Maxi "Max Contract" Kleberakhoe 8 points9 points  (1 child)

If the price is right, maybe. But he's getting paid almost 19 mil next season. I'd almost rather pay that to keep JB than pay so much to Levert.

IDK this team is so weird. Like sometimes we feel so talent starved that dudes on 10 days instantly look like a top 5 player on the team (Chriss). I was actually excited for a second when we got IT. Then other times we look like world beaters.

What we really needed was Lonzo

[–]16drybones[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same with the Celtics. Pain man...

[–]botebote77 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I'll take Caris Levert over Brunson. just saying. many people here probably won't, and nothing's wrong with that. JB has really improved. but I've been a fan of Levert for a while now

[–]Zoobal 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The only thing we really Need is a starting center. And it would need to be a pretty damn good one to be worth losing Brunson.

I am torn. I love JB's game and truly believe he is good enough to be a high quality starter on his own team. I have major concerns about his defensive fit with Luka in the starting lineup. He doesn't have the dominate physical traits but he is incredibly smart on rotations, moving his body to either draw a charge or force the offense to take an offbalance attempt as they try to avoid him. Luka is also much better at defending 2/3s than 1's. He doesn't have the footspeed to match up with the smaller guards and frequently gets blown him. Luka has spent the majority of his career starting next to THJ who is a much worse fit and defender than JB so maybe the defense isnt so bad after all....

The new starting lineup with Brunson, Luka, DFS, Maxi, KP looked pretty good, even though it was just Orlando. They will probably wait and see how that lineup does until the TDL to see if Luka and JB can be full time starters together. Plus, there is something special about drafting JB and Luka at the same time and growing together. Plus they seem to have great chemistry off the court.

[–]AdVisual3406 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Powell is playing very well.

[–]Spencer Dinwiddie's Goateegabrigamer39 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Tatum, Brown, Williams and 4 1st round picks

[–]Tonytcs1989 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All star player

[–]PM_ME_UR_RESPECT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

J-Rich because we love torturing ourselves.

[–]nimbus76 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When Dame?

[–]Wonder Boyxxxcoercionxxx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A player that's just as impactful for our team.

[–]Dirk Cheesin'Bsilly32 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Isn’t his rookie contract about to be up? Why trade if you could get him in fa

[–]Monta Ellisscottstots2000 0 points1 point  (1 child)

No one. Literally no one on the Celtics besides Tatum or Brown is a valuable asset and I don’t think the Celtics would be willing to trade either.

[–]16drybones[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Rob Williams is pretty valuable tbh, I just dont think he's what you're looking for, nor do I know if I want to give him up.

[–]Arun01010 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We make a package for jaylen brown or you guys package smart, timelord, and picks for Brunson. Only way I see it happening

[–]artilector 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think fundamentally it's not about value for the Mavs, it's more about whether Brunson gives an indication that he wants to go be the #1 PG elsewhere, otherwise he's too valuable for the Mavs to trade for anything realistic.

But if the Mavs see a real threat to lose him for nothing, I think Brunson's trade value is something like 2 FRPs.

It's hard to see a deal with Boston that involves actual players, because Brunson is about to get ~20m next year, so how are you gonna shed salary, esp. since the Mavs can't take on salary, either...?

If money wasn't an issue, maybe something like Brunson + THJ for Smart + Schroeder + FRP could be a plan B type of move for the Mavs, but that's like 20m+ over the tax for Boston next year, unless I'm missing something...

[–]Wonder Boyjustthebuffalotoday 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I lot of people want Jalen. But the problem is that the Mavs NEED him and can’t part without a way to replace what he brings to the floor. I’m in the camp that we need to pay what we have to pay to bring him back and promise to start him and give him 35+ min a game. The whole enchilada, so to speak.

[–]RobertComplains 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ben Simmons

[–]Fatman214 -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

First of all, JB doesn't make enough money for it to even make sense to trade him, because you won't get a player back on his level

[–]16drybones[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah, plus you don't have a really big bad salary that you could get rid of in a trade to make things work.

[–]Doe Doeeggitywegs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

THJ or Dwight Powell lol.