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Dallas Mavericks rumors roundup: Kawhi Leonard, Mike Conley, and more

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Dallas Mavericks rumors: Expected to have interest in Mike Conley

John Hollinger rumored the Mavs as one of four teams that could try to sign unrestricted free agent Mike Conley this summer on the Hollinger and Duncan NBA Show. He listed the Knicks and Heat as others that could try to lure him away from Utah. Hollinger called the Mavericks “the team to watch with Conley”, and he noted their interest when the point guard was a free agent in 2016.

Conley checks a lot of boxes for Dallas. He can score 18 points per game. Conley has no issues running the offense and making plays, and he couples that with being a deadly shooter. The 6’1 guard is slightly undersized, but he competes hard on the defensive end and uses his basketball IQ to play solid perimeter defense.

The hamstring injuries are becoming a bit of a worry. He has missed time in three straight seasons with the issues. Conley has played in 51 or fewer games in three of the last four seasons, which leaves plenty to worry about for a soon-to-be 34-year-old point guard.

The Dallas Mavericks would love to add Mike Conley and keep Tim Hardaway Jr. They would need to convince the veteran point guard to take $20 million or less next season. Adding Conley would likely be enough to jump the Mavs near the top of the Western Conference, assuming he stays healthy.

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