Report: Dallas Mavericks to Show Interest in Aaron Gordon Over Summer

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 3: Aaron Gordon
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The Dallas Mavericks could chase restricted free agents this summer and Aaron Gordon could be one of them.

Everything leads to the summer of 2018 for the Dallas Mavericks.

They are in line for a top five draft pick, Dennis Smith Jr. at the helm and one of the only teams that will have over $20 million in cap space. They could possibly land another young cornerstone in the draft and another cornerstone in free agency.

On Tuesday, Sean Deveney of SportingNews reported a young piece that the Mavericks will show interest in come free agency.

"“League sources told Sporting News this week that the Suns are expected to be suitors for Gordon, who starred at Arizona for one memorable season. Phoenix has ample cap room and a roster in need of more proven players. Another team with interest in Gordon, according to sources, would be the rebuilding Mavericks, who have been eager to find a budding star to fill in alongside Harrison Barnes and Dennis Smith Jr., softening the blow of Dirk Nowitzki’s retirement, which could come in just months,” Deveney said in the article."

For the Mavericks and believers in the “timeline” of the rebuild, Aaron Gordon would be an intriguing piece of the puzzle.

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Gordon is the former 4th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and is still just 22 years old. In his fourth season in the league, he is having his best statistical season by averaging 18 points and eight rebounds a game.

Now, the 6’9″ power forward is set to hit restricted free agency this summer where Orlando could have their hands full.

If Gordon truly decides to test the market outside of Orlando, he could get a payday north of $20 million a year over four years. Is Orlando willing to match that?

For Dallas, is Gordon the type of prospect you want to attach yourself to for the next four years? Is he good enough to be the second highest paid player on the team?

Fit wise, he would go seamless with the Mavericks as he would slide directly into the power forward spot alongside Harrison Barnes. No matter if Dallas lands a center or a wing prospect in the draft, Gordon could fit alongside both of them next season.

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Expect the Mavericks to entertain multiple restricted free agents this summer as cap space is becoming harder to come by in the league.