Published On: Sat, Dec 23rd, 2017

NBA Trade Rumors: Mavs Could Send Nerlens Noel, Devin Harris To Lakers For Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson

Dallas Mavericks center Nerlens Noel

The Dallas Mavericks is one of the worst teams in the NBA this season. Right now, second worst to be exact (9-24) with only the Atlanta Hawks (7-24) having a more inferior win-loss slate.

Dallas is currently 27th in the league in points per game (99.7) and ninth in opponents’ points per game (102.6), giving them a -2.9 differential, which is really not that bad. However, they cannot seem to pull off wins during crunch time as the team had lost seven of their last nine games, most of them went down to the wire.

The Mavs have some promising players, though, namely Harrison Barnes, rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr., and sophomore floor general Yogi Ferrell. Veterans Wesley Matthews, J.J. Barea, and long-time team leader Dirk Nowitzki continue to produce despite their struggles.

However, the team clearly lacks energy and bench production, which led to some analysts believing that a major trade to get those assets could be imminent.

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NBA Trade Rumors: Mavs Could Send Nerlens Noel, Devin Harris To Lakers For Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson