Dallas Mavericks rumors: Team locked in on signing Kyle Lowry

Dallas Mavericks Kyle Lowry Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Kyle Lowry Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Mavericks rumors are heating up. Fans have seen them flying fast and furious as the draft approaches on Thursday. The Mavs have cap space and are looking to improve their roster around Luka Doncic.

On July 25, Shams Charania linked Dallas as one of five teams pursuing Kyle Lowry. He also noted that the Mavericks want to bring back Tim Hardaway Jr.

Those rumors were confirmed by Marc Stein on July 27. Stein noted that the Mavericks are focused on signing both Lowry and Hardaway Jr. Let us take a closer look at what that would mean.

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Rumors: Dallas Mavericks locked in on signing Kyle Lowry

The Mavs would love to add Lowry. The six-time All-Star is one of the best free agents on the market. He can play on or off the ball. Lowry is an outstanding ball-handler, playmaker, scorer, and floor spacer. He led the Raptors to the championship in 2019. The veteran would bring a ton to the Mavericks next season as they attempt to jump into the title picture.

Fans should not worry about Lowry being a point guard. Luka needs someone that can take some pressure off him. The Mavericks struggled mightily with Doncic on the bench in the playoffs, and the 22-year-old superstar wore down late in games. Adding Lowry gives them a secondary creator that will keep the offense rolling when Luka sits.

Dallas will have to get creative, though. They are unlikely to have the cap space to sign both Lowry and Hardaway Jr. It could mean fans see a trade in the days ahead. Josh Richardson and Dwight Powell are two names that could be moved to clear room to add Lowry.

The Dallas Mavericks rumors are just picking up steam. There will be plenty more, plus the moves to digest in the weeks ahead. Keep it locked to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.

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