Dallas adds a two-way forward with a winning pedigree.
DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks made another big move this week, executing a sign-and-trade for Boston forward Grant Williams to add him to their improved starting lineup alongside Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.
On an instant reaction episode of the Locked On Mavs podcast, hosts Nick Angstadt and Isaac Harris broke down the move and what Williams will bring to Dallas.
“For Dallas, you turned Reggie Bullock and a 2030 pick swap into Grant Williams and two second-round picks,” Harris explained. “That’s pretty dang good business by Nico Harrison.”
Williams shot 40 percent from distance along with a plus-0.7 defensive box plus-minus, bringing much-needed size and shooting to the Mavericks.
“Not only are you getting a little more versatile defender … but look at the age difference (from Bullock),” Harris said.
Williams should have an even easier time offensively within the Mavericks’ offense playing off of Doncic and Irving.
“He’s played with some OK (point guards) but those guys aren’t …