The Dallas Mavericks have a good thing going at the moment, but it’s likely that their season gets even better as it said there are people in the front office who have eyes on another All-Star caliber player.
The Mavs could make some moves in trade season and, according to ESPN’s Tim McMahon, they are closely monitoring the situation with Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine.
LaVine is worth $215 million, which should present some difficulty. And, while McMahon isn’t reporting “great consensus,” LaVine is said to have fans among the higher-ups in Dallas.
“I just know that there are fans of [Zach LaVine] that hold prominent positions within the Mavericks,” he said on The Lowe Post podcast this week. “Again, I’m not sitting here and telling you there’s some great consensus. I think there’s enough fans of him where I wouldn’t totally rule it out.”
Trading LaVine Makes Sense For The Bulls
The Mavs would have a lot to do in order to match salaries as LaVine is only in the first season of a five-year deal worth the aforementioned sum. But, should the Bulls be keen on a rebuild, trading LaVine would make lots of sense for them from a financial standpoint.
His salary alone would mean that the Mavs would have to include two of the following three players – Spencer Dinwiddie, Davis Bertans, and Christian Wood – in any deal. Dinwiddie is earning $20 million this season, while Bertans and Wood are due $16 million and $14.5 million respectively.
Wood seems the most attractive player for the Bulls because he’s on an expiring contract and he also shows the most potential of the three players listed.
Both teams are out of first-round picks to deal, however, with Dallas having traded this year’s to the New York Knicks for Kristaps Porzingis, while the Bulls dealt theirs for Nicola Vucevic.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.