The Mavericks are interested in Kemba Walker and may be the only team to combat the Hornets for the all-star caliber player.

Two knowledgable sources from The Charlotte Observer writer Rick Bonnell state that the Mavs will make Walker their top target in free agency.

Threats to sign Kemba Walker away from the Charlotte Hornets this summer? Place this team at the top of your list:

The Dallas Mavericks.

Two sources with knowledge of the Mavericks’ thinking expect Walker, the Hornets’ three-time All-Star point guard, to be that team’s top target when NBA free-agency begins July 1.

Although the Mavericks are only 27-39 this season — second-worst record in the Western Conference — they will have both the salary-cap flexibility to offer a free agent a maximum contract this summer and an appealing future to pitch with abundant young talent on the roster.

Walker would make a great addition to the Mavericks alongside Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. The Mavericks went from nothing to something, and in the blink of an eye became the possible landing spot for superstar free agents.

Dallas is capable of giving a 4-year deal worth $140 million to any possible superstar free agent.

Walker is having a career year and is averaging just above 24 points per game. Similarly, the Mavericks rookie of the year candidate Luka Doncic is impressing as well while putting up Hall of Fame rookie numbers. With the addition of Kristaps Porzingis, this team could make some noise with another superstar in the mix.

The Mavericks have already made one big move by acquiring Kristaps Porzingis in exchange for DeAndre Jordan. It was a trade that not only shocked the basketball world but showed that the Mavericks are capable of making big moves.

Maybe Kemba Walker is the Maverick’s next big move.

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