Dallas Mavericks rumors: Team exploring Josh Richardson trades

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The Dallas Mavericks are expected to be one of the most active and aggressive teams this offseason. They want to build a title contender around Luka Doncic, but it will take roster upgrades to get there. The Mavs have cap space this summer, and the pending supermax extension for Doncic adds pressure to make it happen now.

Rumors are coming fast. The Mavs have been linked with several players, but the latest comes from Marc Stein. He has Dallas rumored to be locked in on signing Kyle Lowry and Tim Hardaway Jr. this offseason. The Mavericks will need to create a bit more cap space to make that a reality.

Josh Richardson has an $11.6 million player option for next season. The 6’5 wing tumbled in the Mavs rotation in the playoffs. Dallas is exploring his trade market in the event he opts in, according to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer. Here is a look at the latest.

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Rumors: Dallas Mavericks exploring Josh Richardson trade

Hardaway Jr. has a massive $28 million cap hold this summer. The Mavs want to bring him back, but doing so puts a massive hit in the team’s space. Dallas will need to make moves to open room for a marquee name and re-signing THJ. It should come as no surprise they are trying to get off of Richardson’s deal. Even that may not be enough.

The Mavericks will likely also need to move Dwight Powell if they want to sign multiple pieces in free agency. Will Dallas be willing to trade more draft picks away to make that happen? It is one of the many things to watch this summer.

The Dallas Mavericks are going to do whatever they can to build a title contender around Luka Doncic. They will improve their roster this summer. Will it be enough to jump into the championship picture? Stay tuned to find out.

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