Dallas Mavericks Receive: Gordon Hayward Charlotte Hornets Receive: Tim Hardaway Jr., Dorian Finney-Smith The Mavs are giving up two starters for one here, sacrificing Hardaway's instant offense and Finney-Smith's clampdown defense for a slightly overpaid 31-year-old with a history of missing time because of injury. What could go wrong? The appeal for Dallas is all about Hayward's ability as a secondary playmaker.
NEW YORK — Timberwolves center Naz Reid sees forward Jaden McDaniels as one of the biggest differences in the Wolves defense from a season ago. He sees him that way because he hears him. McDaniels has been one of the Wolves' best defenders, but the lanky second-year forward can be soft-spoken, especially on the court. When the Wolves were playing games in empty arenas most of last summer, his ...