With the NBA Draft and free agency just around the corner, the internet has been flooded by countless rumors of teams looking to make a couple of moves, disgruntled players wanting out of their current teams, and Mock Drafts changing by the day.
However, we've been hearing for some time now that the Dallas Mavericks are going to be quite aggressive in their pursuit of a third star in the offseason and that they won't hesitate to part ways with their 18th pick in this year's Draft to get any deal done.
And, according to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer, they've made a priority adding another playmaker next to Luka Doncic, meaning they're interested in Victor Oladipo, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Zach LaVine:
"The Mavericks are looking all over for a secondary playmaking presence behind Luka Doncic; they’re chasing Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie, and Chicago’s Zach LaVine. Whether any deal is completed before draft night remains to be seen," O'Connor reported.
Spencer Dinwiddie isn't likely to be involved in any trade unless it's for an All-Star player, as the Brooklyn Nets clearly like him behind Kyrie Irving. As for Zach LaVine, it's unlikely that the Chicago Bulls will part ways with him unless the Mavericks are willing to pay a huge price.
Victor Oladipo seems like the most likely trade candidate for the Dallas Mavericks at this point, as it's pretty clear that he's no longer interested in staying with the Indiana Pacers and that the organization - and even some of his teammates - are also ready to move on from him.
The Dallas Mavericks have a bright future ahead of him with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis leading the way but adding a third scoring option could make them a dark horse to make the NBA Finals right away.