The Dallas Mavericks have been entertaining team in NBA trade rumors for months now. This began in the offseason but the team has been rather quiet since then. That could change as we creep into February in the trade deadline approaches.
The center of many trade rumors has been Kristaps Porzingis. It was rumored that he was unhappy with his position next to Luka Doncic in the rotation.
With Doncic signed to a supermax extension, Porzingis could become a trade piece at some point. Doncic continues to be one of the best players in the league in a true franchise option. The team already paid Tim Hardaway Jr. to stay last offseason and will need to do the same with Jalen Brunson and Dorian Finney-Smith.
It was clear from early on that the Mavericks were interested in keeping the backcourt up to par. There are still some other players that could be added to fill some holes. The trade route is one that Dallas may need to take.
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The Mavericks have made the postseason in each of the last two years but have been eliminated in the first round. It is time for the team to take the next step and a trade would go a long way in doing so.
When the time comes, the Mavericks could be a dark horse to make that big-splash deal. Let’s take a look at three potential options that could fit in right away with Doncic and the Mavericks.