Grade the Trade: Raptors backtrack on latest trade, get younger in wild pitch

Olivier-Maxence Prosper, Dallas Mavericks and Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves
Olivier-Maxence Prosper, Dallas Mavericks and Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves / David Berding/GettyImages
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Laying out the trade details

Many teams in the NBA would theoretically be interested in a stretch-big with playoff experience and solid passing chops, and his sample size in Utah is much stronger than his poor end to the season on a bad team. Contending teams will still be interested.

One such team that could be interested is the Dallas Mavericks, who significantly improved their team in the short-term by adding players at this year's Trade Deadline and could look to continue loading up this summer. They have a pair of solid traditional centers and could make an investment in a stretch-big as old stalwart Maxi Kleber has dropped off due to age and injury.

The trade proposed on Fanspo therefore has the Mavericks use Kleber as matching salary and include a recent first-round pick in Olivier-Maxence Prosper alongside three second-round picks. Here's what the deal looks like in full:

Olynyk Kleber Raps Mavs trade

The Dallas Mavericks would diversify their frontcourt significantly with this trade. Olynyk would offer a different look at center alongside Kyrie Irving on bench units, and could even pair with one of the Mavericks' other centers in double-big looks. Luka Doncic can make a lot of lineups viable, and mixing up "rollers" with a "popper" only makes it more difficult to slow down Doncic.

Prosper hasn't been able to crack the rotation this season, appearing in 36 games but averaging just 7.3 minutes per appearance. His 3-point shot has been predictably bad, and his hustle stats haven't been there to justify playing time. He could develop in the G League, but it's likely his value would continue to go down as he sat behind the Mavericks' other forward options.

The logic is there for Dallas, but what about Toronto? Should the Raptors make this deal?