Should Dallas Mavericks trade for Jae Crowder? Will they?

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The Dallas Mavericks are still looking to improve their roster before training camp begins in late September. In a normal year, the offseason activity is all but wrapped up as the calendar flips to August, but Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell becoming available slowed things down. Teams are still holding out hope of landing a star with others just looking to add pieces off those blockbuster moves.

The Mavs lost Jalen Brunson in free agency. The 6’1 guard decided to sign with the New York Knicks because of his close ties to the organization, including the opportunity to be coached by his father. Dallas would love to add another 3-and-D wing, and they need a ball-handler to replace JB.

The Suns had the best regular season record in the NBA before losing to the Mavericks in the second round of the playoffs. Dallas was down 3-2 and stormed back to win two straight to advance to the conference finals. Phoenix retained Deandre Ayton this summer, but it appears Jae Crowder wants out.

Should Dallas Mavericks trade for Jae Crowder? Will they?

Crowder put out the following message on social media on August 1.

It appears the veteran forwards wants to be traded out of Phoenix. He is set to make $10.2 million next season, and the 6’6 forward will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2023. Crowder played the first two and a half seasons of his NBA career with the Mavs.

Could a reunion be ahead? The Dallas Mavericks want to upgrade their roster, but should they target Jae Crowder? Will they actually trade for him? Let us take a closer look.