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Dallas Mavericks rumors: Team interested Evan Fournier

Dallas Mavericks Evan Fournier Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Evan Fournier Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks are active and aggressive in the trade market ahead of Thursday’s deadline. GM Donnie Nelson continues to work the phones looking for deals. Rumors have been flying fast and furious about the team’s plans. Owner Mark Cuban noted the Mavs want a star player to pair with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. The team is light on draft assets, so acquiring one could be difficult.

Dallas can still improve their roster ahead of the trade deadline. The team has proven they can be a force when healthy. The Mavericks need another wing that can space the floor, be a secondary playmaker, and be the team’s third scorer.

Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer noted the Mavs are in on Magic guard Evan Fournier. He even outlined a potential trade in his piece. Here is a look at why acquiring Fournier makes sense for Dallas.

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Rumors: Dallas Mavericks eyeing Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier

Fournier makes $17 million this season and is on an expiring contract. That is important because it should drive down his price. The Magic have been hampered by injuries and sit 5.5 games out of the play-in tournament in the Eastern Conference. They should be sellers ahead of the deadline.

Fournier checks a lot of boxes for the Mavericks. He averages 19.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.1 steals per game this season. Don’t Google is shooting 45.4 percent from the field, 38.3 percent on his threes, and 79.8 percent from the free-throw line. The Mavs would love to add his shooting, playmaking, and scoring ability. Fournier may not be the plus defender Dallas is searching for, but his offensive contributions would be massive.

The Dallas Mavericks rumors are swirling and will continue to fly in ahead of the trade deadline. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest, plus daily analysis on the team that fans will not want to miss.

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