The Dallas Mavericks rumors are heating up. It is an important offseason for the franchise. Luka Doncic is extension eligible. Getting his signature is the top priority, but it comes at the price of future cap space. The Mavs need to build a winner around him now because they have room to maneuver.
Marc Stein dropped the rumor that Mavericks are targeting free agents Kyle Lowry and Tim Hardaway Jr. this offseason. Making it happen means re-signing the team’s most important free agent and adding a veteran All-Star point guard with championship experience. It would be massive, but the Mavericks must make additional moves to allow it to become a reality.
According to Ian Bagley, the Mavericks have had conversations and interest in trading for Brooklyn Nets guard Landry Shamet. Let us take a closer look at why the Mavs would be interested and what a deal could look like if it happens.
Rumors: Dallas Mavericks interested in trading for Landry Shamet
Shamet is an elite 3-point shooter. He has connected on 39.7 percent of his 1,025 career attempts from long range. The 24-year-old has room to improve too.
The last time Dallas had an elite 3-point shooter in the backcourt next to Luka Doncic, they led the NBA in offensive rating and producing a historically great mark. Despite the departure of Rick Carlisle and Donnie Nelson, the Mavericks will want shooters and floor spacer on the wings around their 22-year-old superstar.
The Nets are rumored to be looking to trade up in the draft by moving Shamet. Dallas already shipped their first-round pick to New York in the Kristaps Porzingis deal, so that will not be the case for them. They may be willing to trade their 2027 first-rounder for Shamet, but would the Nets be willing to wait?
Brooklyn is also reportedly trying to move DeAndre Jordan. The Mavericks could send Josh Richardson (assuming he opts) and Willie Cauley-Stein for Shamet and Jordan. It would allow Dallas to create an extra $2 million in cap space and gets them an elite shooter on the wing. Jordan is a fine backup center at this point in his career, but the Mavericks could look to trade him in a subsequent move.
Rumors are going to flying around by the minute leading up to Thursday’s draft and the start of free agency on Aug. 2. The Dallas Mavericks figure to be major players this offseason. Keep it locked to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.