Grade the Trades: Evaluating the 5 most significant deals of the NBA Trade Deadline

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Dallas-Hornets trade

Trade #4:

It was no secret that the Mavs were looking to improve their frontcourt and acquire a stretch four that can play next to Luka Doncic. PJ Washington is the perfect fit. Washington is averaging about 14 points per game and shooting 45 percent from the field. His three point percentage on the season is only 32 percent, but he is coming off a hot month of January, where he shot 42 percent from three. Washington is not the best defender, which could hurt the Mavs come playoff time.

Additionally, the Mavs parted ways with the struggling Grant Williams, who cooled off considerably after a hot start to the season. In October and November he shot 44 percent from three. From December onwards, that percentage went down to 33 percent. He also reportedly rubbed the team the wrong way in the locker room and the Mavs were looking to move on. If that was the case, this is the right move for the Mavs.

As for the Hornets, they are in rebuilding mode and even though they signed Washington to an extension, it did not seem that he was in their long term plans. They acquired a first round pick for him and acquired veterans in Williams and Seth Curry that could help provide the team with some stability moving forward.

Mavs: B+

Hornets: A-