The Brooklyn Nets’ guard and forward Mikal Bridges is likely to get acquired by the Dallas Mavericks this offseason. Many teams in the league are done with the trades now, they have built their roster in whatever way they prefer. They are not likely to make many changes in the roster even if things don’t go according to plan. But the Dallas Mavericks do not have a complete roster yet and they are expected to make some changes. Can they start by acquiring Bridges from the Nets?
The Villanova Wildcats product played 27 games for the Nets last season and averaged 26.1 points, 2.7 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game while shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc. The Mavericks have the stars they want, but they need some depth, and they need to put some quality players alongside their star duo. The Mavericks are set to contend, but acquiring Mikal can boost their title hopes. Can they make it happen? Here is all the information you need about the trade between the Brooklyn Nets and the Dallas Mavericks involving Mikal Bridges.
The Mavericks are expected to acquire Mikal Bridges from the Nets
What would the Mavericks offer for Mikal Bridges?
The Mavericks are expected to offer Tim Hardaway, Josh Green, Jaden Hardy, and one first-round pick each from the years 2026,2028 and 2030 in exchange for the Nets’ #5. The 27-year-old had a great season, but he is still far from being the franchise player for the Nets.
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Why would the Mavericks like to sign Mikal Bridges?
The Mavericks have Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic on their roster. Bridges can play as a 3 and D wing or a shot creator. The trio of Irving, Doncic, and Bridges look lethal on paper, and the Mavericks would hope for it to deliver. This deal makes the Mavericks a serious contender for the title.
Most right corner 3s made in the 2022-23 season with 3P%:
1. Reggie Bullock – 51 (48.1%)
2. Al Horford – 42 (56.8%)
T-3. Tobias Harris – 38 (49.4%)
T-3. Trey Murphy lll – 38 (43.7%)
T-3. Mikal Bridges – 38 (40.4%)
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Why would the Nets trade-off Mikal Bridges?
The Nets are landing three players and three draft picks in this deal. They are not going to get a similar offer for the player anytime soon. The Nets can use the assets to acquire some stars and strengthen their own squad.
Will the Nets give Mikal his preferred role? How will the Mavericks line up? We’ll keep you updated.