Roderique Beaubois is a pretty good player. He will backup DWill, and will likely be the starter if the Mavs don't get DWill-- which they won't, because Howard and DWill going to Dallas is just as improbable as both of them coming to Boston.
Except for the fact that both of them have expressed interest in Dallas specifically... and Deron is from Dallas. And my point was that this year they don't have a true PG other than Kidd - they won't trade him and sacrifice this year. BTW, Woj, Stein, David Aldridge and others have stated that after the Nets, Dallas is the most likely destination for both of them.
"There's really two scenarios for him in free agency," Wojnarowski told WEEI Radio. "One is going to Brooklyn with Deron Williams and the other is going to be Dallas."
Wojnarowski offered a scenario that would be a nightmare for Nets fans. He stated that the Mavericks would like to unload the contract of forward Shawn Marion, then use the cap space to pursue BOTH Howard and Williams as free agents during the offseason.
"If they can get rid of Shawn Marion Dallas is in the game for both those guys," Wojnarowski said.
It has not reached the point that teams think Dallas actually has this fantasy double down all lined up already Miami Heat-style. Anyone who has studied the Mavericks' cap situation knows they'd have to clear out pretty much everyone on the roster not named Dirk Nowitzki to have enough cap space to make bids high enough for two max-level players to consider them.
Specifically? Dallas would likely have to release Brendan Haywood through the amnesty clause next summer, trade away Shawn Marion without taking back any salary and also give away young guards Roddy Beaubois and Dominique Jones, while also letting free agents-to-be Jason Terry,Lamar Odom, Vince Carter and Delonte West all walk.
Lots of folks around the league are starting to believe that it's possible if not probable. Even before the Showcase started Monday, two rival executives told ESPN.com that they think Marion will still have trade value at season's end after the defense and energy he supplied during Dallas' championship run and the solid manner in which he's started this season.
If they're right, even with two seasons left on Marion's contract after this one (valued at just over $18 million) and his 34th birthday looming in May, Dallas really could have a shot as long as Howard is wearing anything but a Nets or Lakers jersey at season's end.
Anyways, not to sidetrack the discussion. Most people will disagree with you that Dallas in for Deron and/or Dwight is more feasible than either of them in Boston. And your trade proposal would be not entertained by Dallas.
Edit: Added more details.
Edited by triniSox, 28 February 2012 - 07:39 PM.