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Dallas Mavericks rumors: Team has interest in Kelly Oubre Jr.

Dallas Mavericks Kelly Oubre Jr. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Kelly Oubre Jr. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Mavericks have a massive offseason ahead. For the first time since Mark Cuban bought the team, he will be looking to hire a lead executive and head coach in the same summer. Donnie Nelson was with the organization for more than two decades, and Rick Carlisle spent 13 seasons as head coach. It will be a massive shift in leadership, but it is not expected to stop there for the Mavs.

They need to improve the roster around Luka Doncic too. The Mavericks can create more than $30 million in cap space this summer, but it would mean letting Tim Hardaway Jr., Josh Richardson, and J.J. Redick walk in free agency. Dallas must add more talent and figure out how to maximize the roster around Doncic this summer.

Fans should expect plenty of rumors this offseason. They were back on Monday afternoon when Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer noted the Mavs as a team with expected interest in unrestricted free-agent wing Kelly Oubre Jr. Get the latest here.

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Rumors: Dallas Mavericks interested in Kelly Oubre Jr. this offseason

Fischer made it known that the Mavs attempted to trade Kristaps Porzingis for Oubre Jr. before the deadline. The deal did not get done, and Dallas is changing leadership this offseason. It will be interesting to see how much the new front office values KP, and if they attempt to move him this offseason.

Kelly Oubre Jr. is set to be an unrestricted free agent. Fischer reports the Warriors, Nets, and Spurs as other teams with rumored interest in the 25-year-old wing. He made $14.375 million last season and will be searching for a raise in free agency. It will be interesting to see which team signs him this offseason. Fischer also notes Golden State could look into sign-and-trade scenarios with Oubre Jr. as they attempt to jump back into title contention.

The Dallas Mavericks rumors are just heating up. Expect an offseason full of them, plus plenty of news. Keep it locked to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.

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