Hypothetical Oubre-Mavs sign-and-trade gives Warriors depth


Is Kelly Oubre going to return to the Warriors?

That is one of the main questions facing the franchise this offseason.

One potential outcome is all parties agreeing to a sign-and-trade. And Bleacher Report recently presented a hypothetical transaction between the Warriors and Dallas Mavericks.

Warriors get: Dwight Powell, Dorian Finney-Smith

Mavs get: Oubre

So basically, Oubre -- who scored a career-high 40 points against the Mavs back on Feb. 4 -- would sign a contract with the Warriors that pays him about $15 million next year, and then he would be shipped to Dallas.

Powell, who played his college ball in the Bay Area at Stanford, is scheduled to earn just over $11 million in each of the next two seasons.

The 29-year-old appeared in 58 games (19 starts), averaging 5.9 points and 4.0 rebounds over 16.7 minutes. He would give the Warriors some athleticism and versatility in the frontcourt.

Finney-Smith started all 60 games he appeared in this season, and will earn $4 million in 2021-22 before becoming an unrestricted free agent.

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The 28-year-old averaged 9.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.9 steals in 32.0 minutes, while shooting 39.4 percent from deep on 5.0 attempts.

In the Mavs' win over the LA Clippers in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series Saturday, Finney-Smith recorded 18 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 37 minutes. He went 7-for-9 from the field and 4-for-5 from 3-point range.

Ultimately, if Oubre decides he doesn't want to re-sign with the Warriors -- or if they are unwilling to pay him as much as another team (in this case -- about $15 million annually), acquiring Powell and Finney-Smith definitely would be a good thing for Golden State.

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