The Dallas Mavericks are making a push back up the standings. Injuries and COVID absences had them near the bottom of the standings after 21 games. The Mavs have righted the ship to climb over .500 and get back to eighth in the Western Conference.
They plan on climbing further in the second half. Dallas is hoping to avoid the play-in tournament and position themselves with a winnable first-round playoff matchup. The Mavericks have a difficult decision, though. Their preferred starting five has only played 13 games together this season. Should they improve their roster before the deadline or stand pat?
The rumor mill is heating up ahead of the March 25 trade deadline. Fans have seen the Kristaps Porzingis chatter, but do not expect a deal. Dallas is interested in acquiring Aaron Gordon, according to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer.
Rumors: Dallas Mavericks interested in trading for Aaron Gordon
Gordon is a versatile forward that can make a significant impact on both ends of the floor. He is a strong rebounder, capable secondary playmaker, and third scorer. The 6’8 forward continues to improve his jump shot. The Mavericks could help significantly in that area.
Gordon needs a change of scenery to unlock his full potential. Playing need to Luka Doncic might do the trick. The 22-year-old superstar would create a ton of open looks for the current Magic forward. Dallas would give him a chance to showcase his defense in the playoffs too.
The 25-year-old can become a free agent in 2022. He would be under contract for next season at just over $16.4 million. The Mavericks have plenty of cap space and would add another capable young starter. It will be interesting to see if the Magic decide to move Aaron Gordon and what team acquires the 25-year-old forward.
The Dallas Mavericks are expected to be active and aggressive before the trade deadline. Stay tuned to see how things shake out.