Dallas Mavericks news will be hitting hot and heavy once the NBA offseason officially opens next week. The team is said to be interested in adding a third star to the mix behind Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. If that does come to fruition, Chicago Bulls wing Zach LaVine becomes a real possibility.
Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer suggests that the Dallas Mavericks are interested in the scoring guard.
Dallas Mavericks news: Team interested in Zach LaVine trade
To be clear, the 25-year-old LaVine would be a hard get for a team like Dallas. The former first-round pick is coming off a career-best 2019-20 season that saw him average 25.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists while shooting 38% from three-point range. Simply put, Chicago is not going to give him away for pennies on the dollar.
It’s also important to note that news coming from the Bulls camp that LaVine had an issue with the organization stemmed more from a rift with recently-fired former head coach Jim Boylen. It’s not yet known if LaVine still wants out from the Windy City.
What we do know is that LaVine still has two more years remaining on his current contract with the Bulls. This means that Chicago is in no hurry to make a move.
Dallas Mavericks news: Potential Zach LaVine trade
The Mavericks are handcuffed a bit by the Kristaps Porzingis trade after sending multiple first-round NBA Draft picks to the New York Knicks. However, they do have the 18th overall selection in next week’s draft to offer up.
From there, the Mavericks would have to offer up the expiring contract of Tim Hardaway Jr. and likely Seth Curry as well as a starter-caliber center in that of Maxi Kleber for LaVine. Though, that might not even be enough.
At the very least, Dallas Mavericks news ahead of the start of the NBA offseason includes the team searching hard for another star.