The Dallas Mavericks are coming off an unflattering 127-110 loss against the Los Angeles Lakers. After an impressive 5-2 home stand, the Mavs are in an interesting spot in the Western Conference standings.
Injuries have continued to plague this Mavericks team, and the flaws glare brighter than ever when the rotation isn't consistent. With the NBA trade deadline looming in just a few weeks, it's obvious the Mavericks need to do something to stay competitive this year.
The Dallas Mavericks were previously in the running for former Toronto Raptor Pascal Siakam, until he was dealt to Indiana. Now the front office could look elsewhere to upgrade their forward spot.
Mavericks have 'kept tabs' on Blazers star forward, is a trade on the way?
One spot that Dallas is reportedly looking at is in Portland, where the Mavs are "keeping tabs" on forward Jerami Grant. There is a good chance that Grant doesn't get moved in the first place, but the Mavs' interest in him dates back to two seasons ago, so they are definitely a team to keep an eye on.
Grant is averaging 21.4 points a game while shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range. Grant would be the perfect player to fit aside Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.
He is a proven catch-and-shoot player as well as a great defender. Jerami Grant fills a lot of holes the Mavericks currently have and just might be worth Portland's price.
There is speculation that the Mavericks' best chance at upgrading the frontcourt, would be a trade package consisting of Josh Green, Jaden Hardy, and Grant Williams.
There has been hesitation from the Mavs front office in trading certain young pieces, but at some point, things might change depending on who's available.
Jerami Grant could be the perfect fit to the core of guys on the Mavericks' roster and would thrust them into contention. It'll be interesting to see what moves the Mavs make before the February 8 trade deadline.
Stay tuned for more updates on the Dallas Mavericks and their potential pursuit of rumored trade target, Jerami Grant.