Fake NBA Trade of the Day 6/29/16: Tyreke to Dallas

Tyreke Mavs

Every day, Pick and Popovich will post one fake trade and explain why it makes sense for every team involved to make it. There are no parameters beyond fitting within the salary cap. Sometimes the trades will involve stars, others role players. They are not grounded in actual rumors, they just make sense on paper. 


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Dallas Mavericks Receive: 

Tyreke Evans




New_Orleans_Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans Receive:

 Jeremy Evans




Why New Orleans would make this trade: Not only should they be trying to get rid of Evans from a basketball perspective, but max cap space could do a lot of good for New Orleans. If they could bring in a two-way small forward like Nic Batum or Harrison Barnes it would really solidify their lineup.

Why Dallas would make this trade: Because Evans maintains the illusion of trying to win but only has one year left on his contract. The Mavericks should be looking for short-term players so that they can more easily transition into tanking when Dirk Nowitzki retires, but at least in the short term Evans can nominally fill the hole at point guard.

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