Can the Dallas Mavericks trade for Vasilije Micic? Will they?

Dallas Mavericks, Vasilije Micic
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The Dallas Mavericks have a glaring hole at the point guard position after Jalen Brunson departed for the New York Knicks in free agency. Dallas has one of the best creators in the NBA in Luka Doncic, but they had their most success last season playing two ball-handlers on the floor. It is why head coach Jason Kidd plans on starting Spencer Dinwiddie at the two. The Mavs have just two ball-handlers on their roster right now.

EuroLeague MVP Vasilije Micic wants to come to the NBA, and he is drawing interest from around the league. The Oklahoma City Thunder hold his draft rights, so the other 29 teams will have to make a deal with Sam Presti if they want to acquire him.

Micic is a versatile 6’5 guard that is right in the middle of his prime. He is a strong ball-handler and playmaker that loves to attack out of the pick and roll. Micic will be instantly impactful in the NBA on any team that acquires him, but will the Mavs?

Can the Dallas Mavericks trade for Vasilije Micic? Will they?

Micic puts on a show with his passing ability. He averaged 17.7 points, 5.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds, and 0.9 steals in 29.1 minutes per game last season for Anadolu Efes in Turkey. The 6’5 guard was EuroLeague MVP in 2021, and he has won two straight EuroLeague Final Four MVP honors.

Micic is arguably the best player in Europe right now, and he wants to come to the NBA, so what is keeping him from doing so? Can the Dallas Mavericks be the team that brings him over? Here is a closer look.