New Orleans Pelicans: The Dallas Mavericks are perfect trade partners

New Orleans Pelicans J.J. Redick (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks are two of the most disappointing teams in the NBA but might make perfect trade partners.

Dallas has lost six-and-a-row and are 13th in the West (just ahead of the Pelicans) after many picked them as favorites to make the Western Conference Finals.

The New Orleans Pelicans are a young team but most fans expected them to at least compete for a playoff spot with both Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram already looking like stars.

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That has not been the case and both teams are going to look to shake things up if the season doesn’t turn around quickly.

They might actually make the perfect trade partners, as both have something that the other team needs.

New Orleans Pelicans: Trading with the Dallas Mavericks

The New Orleans Pelicans need depth at both forward positions and the Dallas Mavericks need shooting and a backup center of their own.

Here is a trade that could work for both teams:

In this trade, both teams shake up underperforming rosters and get something they need.

The Mavs get theoretical shooting and floor spacing, as well as a young center who is an upgrade from Willie Cauley-Stein.

The Pels get depth at forward, a big who can stretch the floor and some toughness.

Who says no?