The Dallas Mavericks shocked the world when they made a bold move to snub want-away Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks, creating one of the most promising young duos in the world with Luka Doncic.
A Doncic-Porzingis pairing is music for the ears of basketball fans, and it looks like Mavericks fans finally have a reason to look forward to the future, especially if Dirk Nowitzki’s leadership and mentorship wind up convincing Porzingis to stay put at Texas.
Even so, it looks like the Dallas Mavericks are not done yet, as they will try to clear as much cap space as they can right now to pair their young studs with more talents. More specifically, it looks like they’re keen to build a European super team.
According to SportsDay Mavs, Mark Cuban is quite high on Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic, as the 7 footer has been on a roll offensively all season long and even got the first All-Star nod of his career.
Vucevic is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and likely to demand a lot of money in the offseason, but whether if they’re going to be buyers remains to be seen, considering this is a guard’s league.
The Mavericks moved DeAndre Jordan in the Kristaps Porzingis deal and they’re kind of short-handed at the center spot with Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber, and Salah Mejri being their only options below the rim as of today, so this signing could make a lot of sense for them.
Either way, the Mavericks still need to make a move or two if they intend to make a run at the 28-year-old, as they’re still a couple of steps behind the rest of the Western Conference contenders.
This season, Vucevic is posting career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, and blocks, with 20.6 PPG, 12.0 RPG, 3.8 APG, 1.1 APG on 52/37/77 shooting splits.