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Dallas Mavericks rumors: Rival teams interested in Dorian Finney-Smith

Dallas Mavericks Dorian Finney-Smith Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Dorian Finney-Smith Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks have been working the phones in preparation for the March 25 trade deadline. Owner Mark Cuban noted the team wants a “game-changer star”, but it will be difficult to acquire one. The Mavs are light on draft picks as they still owe two to the New York Knicks from the Kristaps Porzingis trade.

For Dallas to make a significant move, they will have to get creative. That could mean putting players like Jalen Brunson and Dorian Finney-Smith on the trade block. Brunson is in the midst of a breakout season, and Finney-Smith has transformed into a starting 3-and-D wing on one of the most team-friendly contracts in the NBA.

Could Doe-Doe be available before the trade deadline? Let us take a closer look at the latest rumor and what it could mean for the Mavericks.

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Rumors: Teams interested in Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith

Brad Townsend put out the following tweet on Monday morning.

The report should come as no surprise. Finney-Smith’s deal makes him an absolute bargain. Every team is searching for 3-and-D wings that can space the floor and play above-average perimeter defense. Finney-Smith continues to improve every year. Credit his hard work to going from undrafted free agent to starter on a playoff team. Every team wants that type of player on their roster.

Do not expect the Mavericks to move Dorian Finney-Smith unless they can get a star player in return. Fans saw on Friday night how much Dallas needs Doe-Doe to defend the league’s elite scorers. Teams will be calling and offering deals ahead on Thursday’s deadline. GM Donnie Nelson is listening, but accepting an offer is unlikely.

It has been a wild day for rumors. The Smoking Cuban will have all the latest on the Dallas Mavericks ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline. Fans should stay tuned to catch it all.

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