Sharpshooter turned down big contract from Dallas Mavericks to sign with Bucks

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After Friday night's win over the Portland Trail Blazers, the Dallas Mavericks are sitting at 21-15 on the season.

This is the second win in a row for Dallas over Portland, as they defeated them on Wednesday night behind a dominant performance from Kyrie Irving. Dallas now stands 2-0 on the homestand, with their next game being on Sunday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Despite Dallas winning the last two games in a row, most of the talk surrounding the Mavs as of late has been trade rumors.

Sharpshooter turned down big contract from Dallas Mavericks to sign with Bucks

Most Mavs fans have been talking about Dallas' interest in Pascal Siakam, but it seems that the Mavs' interest in him is "overstated."

Dallas remains focused on trading for a power forward, whether that is Siakam or not, and they've been linked to players like Isaiah Stewart and Dorian Finney-Smith.

The Mavs have made big splashes at the trade deadline in back-to-back seasons, and only time will tell if Nico Harrison will make another big move this season.

Harrison and company almost made a big move over the offseason, as they registered interest in signing sharpshooter Malik Beasley. Dallas has plenty of guards right now, but landing Beasley this summer could have been massive for the Mavs considering how well he is playing.

This season for the Bucks, Beasley is averaging 11.6 points per game and shooting 46.9 percent from downtown. This number is absurd, considering that he shoots over six 3-pointers per game, and it seems that the Mavs were in the hunt for Beasley over the summer.

Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report was recently on a live stream with Beasley, and the Bucks sharpshooter said that he turned down a bigger contract from the Mavs to sign with the Bucks. Beasley said that the contract from Dallas was between three to six million dollars per season, but he decided to sign with the Bucks on a minimum deal.

This deal has ended up working out for Beasley, as he is a starting on one of the best teams in the league, but it would have been interesting to see Beasley playing in Dallas.

For all the latest on the Dallas Mavericks this season, stay tuned.