SHOCKING Mavericks News: Just In Dallas Mavericks Just Confirm THE Departure OF Another Top Experienced Star Player……

This summer, Klay Thompson—a franchise legend for the Golden State Warriors—left the team due to his dissatisfaction with his role and the team’s unwillingness to pay him on a long-term basis. He eventually found a three-year, $50 million deal in Dallas.

The Mavs had to give Thompson a better offer than their mid-level exception because they were out of cap space and wanted to retain Thompson. They consequently negotiated a sign-and-trade agreement with the Warriors that, at first, involved three teams and involved Josh Green going to Charlotte and two second-round picks going to Golden State (along with a sizeable trade exception).

The Warriors quickly realized how they wanted to use that exception, but they decided to make the original three-team sign-and-trade for Thompson into a five-team shindig in which three different players were signed and traded in order to maximize their return.

They began by trading for a future second-round pick from Minnesota in exchange for Kyle Anderson, who signed a three-year, $27 million contract. This gave the Wolves a sizable trade exception. Two days later, they acquired Buddy Hield in a sign-and-trade with Philadelphia, sending one of the Dallas second round picks to the Sixers (along with a trade exception), on a somewhat complicated four-year, approximately $37 million contract (with $21 million guaranteed).

They were able to add two players to Thompson’s roster to provide more depth at the two-guard and power forward positions by combining the two of those transactions into the original Klay trade. Though five-team trades in the NBA are uncommon, this illustrates the benefit of conducting business early in the free agency moratorium period since it allows you to add details to a deal before it is formally announced on July 6, which is the start of the league season.



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