Center Dallas Mavericks could target this offseason: 1. Rudy Gobert
The Jazz are likely headed for a breakup this summer unless they can make a deep playoff run. Their recent play suggests a first-round exit and changes aplenty. Will Utah shop Gobert? Does Donovan Mitchell ask to be traded leading to a total rebuild? The Jazz are certainly a team to watch this summer.
There are plenty of rumors about the Mavericks' interest in Gobert. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year is one of the best screeners in the league, and putting him next to Luka Doncic could create a special combination.
Gobert tops FiveThirtyEigth’s Defensive RAPTOR this season and is in the running to win another DPOY. He is a rim deterrent who ranks fifth in the difference between his defensive field goal percentage and the shooters average at negative-13.2. The seven-footer is an elite defender that would make the Mavericks instantly better.
On the offensive end, he is comfortable being the roll man and converting easy buckets. The 29-year-old leads the league in rebounding and screen assists making him a fantastic addition next to Luka.
Who will the Dallas Mavericks target this offseason? There will be plenty of options as they look to build a title contender around Luka Doncic. Stay tuned for all the latest rumors and transaction news at The Smoking Cuban.