With the NBA trade deadline coming and going, Dallas Mavericks Apparently quite happy with what happened to them.

Dallas has won four straight games since the Feb. 8 deadline (six straight dating back to Feb. 5). Heading into the All-Star break..

But moves apparently need to be made, including forward Grant Williams.

Grant Williams with the Mavs.

Dallas Mavericks forward Grant Williams handles the ball during the game against the Sacramento Kings at American Airlines Center on January 27 in Dallas. (Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

The Mavs sent Williams away. Charlotte Hornets Right before the deadline, and there seems to be a lot of reasoning behind it.

Williams was apparently “yipping” and not in good shape, causing Dallas to become frustrated with him.

“I would say one of the ways that Grant Williams rubs people the wrong way, yap, yap, yap, obviously that’s part of it with him,” ESPN reporter Tim McMahon said. said on NBA Insider. Brian Windhorst’s podcast. “Which is charmingly offensive if he’s productive and gratifying when he’s not. But he hasn’t reported in good shape, and Grant Williams is not in good shape, not a good defender.”

Grant Williams on the floor

Grant Williams of the Dallas Mavericks looks on during the game against the Utah Jazz at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Jan. 1. (Alex Goodlatte/Getty Images)

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In total, the trade included a 2027 first-round pick and two second-round picks in exchange for Williams, guard Seth Curry and forward PJ Washington.

Williams pulled off a sign-and-trade with Dallas this offseason, after spending his first four NBA seasons with the Boston Celtics.

In the 47 games he played with him, his playing time with Mao was dwindling.

Not only is the team 4-0 since dealing Williams, but also 5-0 in the games he missed earlier this season.

It should also be noted that the Hornets are 3-0 since acquiring Williams, so the trade seems to have worked out for everyone.

The Mavs are trying to get back to the playoffs this season after last year’s loss. They got the guard. Kerry Irving At last year’s trade deadline, a clear sign of a playoff push as they had a postseason berth at the time.

But things could not get any worse. Dallas went 8-12 when Irving played and Missed the playoffs For the first time since the 2018-19 season.

grant Williams, smiling.

Grant Williams of the Dallas Mavericks runs on the court during a game against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on December 25, 2023 in Phoenix. (Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

For now, though, they’re seventh in the West, currently good for a spot in the play-in tournament.

The Hornets will host the Mavericks on April 9


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