Golden State Warriors: 5 blockbuster trades for Pelicans’ Anthony Davis

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Trade No. 4

In this blockbuster deal, a disgruntled Dallas Mavericks team trades Dennis Smith Jr. and Wesley Matthews for Klay Thompson, allowing Anthony Davis to be traded to the Warriors and the Pelicans to get back a plethora of assets.

Right off the bat, the most glaring acquisition here is the amount of draft picks getting sent to New Orleans.

Four first-round picks over the next three seasons that include two from both Golden State and Dallas. The Dallas Mavericks send those picks to acquire the talented Klay Thompson to hopefully pair next to Luka Doncic and co. to complete their hopeful playoff roster.

The Mavs have noted they want to be in the trade market and their main asset to move is Dennis Smith Jr.. Moreover, Moving the young point guard should be pretty easy, as rookie contracts have become better assets than All-Star’s like John Wall for cap reasons.

Sending Smith Jr. and Wesley Matthews to the Pelicans and Warriors would open the door for Klay Thompson to write a new chapter in Texas.

“Texas Klay” would be every Texan’s dream — maybe.

Aside from Davis, the Warriors get a shooter and a defensive threat in Wesley Matthews to be a poor mans Klay, and also Darius Miller to come off the bench to fill some key minutes.

The Pelicans have a new starting point guard in Smith Jr., along with the All-Star’s Green and Cousins.

Overall, this deal is null and void if the Warriors wait to call the Pelicans and Mavericks, I can’t see Smith Jr. being on the block for very long.