The Dallas Mavericks need to upgrade their roster before the trade deadline if they want to make another deep playoff run. Luka Doncic and company need another ball handler, wing depth, and a big man if JaVale McGee cannot find his footing in Dallas. Can the Mavs find an upgrade before February’s deadline?
According to Jake Fischer, the Milwaukee Bucks have put Grayson Allen on the trade block. They are calling multiple teams as they look to solidify their roster around Giannis Antetokounmpo for the postseason.
Will the Mavs be the team that acquires Allen? Here is a look at his fit in Dallas, why the Mavericks should be interested, and why it is unlikely to happen.
How does Grayson Allen fit on the Dallas Mavericks?
Allen is an underrated NBA player with a history of dirty play. He is a career 39.5 percent 3-point shooter that has connected on 40-plus percent in two of the last three seasons. Last season, he averaged 11.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 27.3 minutes per game. The 6’4 guard is not the best defender, but Dallas is always searching for floor spacers and shot-makers.
Allen was outstanding for Duke, but he was most famous for tripping incidents that marred his reputation. He committed another dirty play last seson, which caused Alex Caruso to break his wrist and miss significant time. Allen is a skilled player that makes some questionable plays.
Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd has preached defense since being hired, so would he want to throw the 27-year-old into his rotation? Dallas should be more focused on finding a guard with more playmaking and ball-handling ability, but the Mavs need more talent and depth too. Here is a look at why they should ultimately be interested in trading for Grayson Allen.