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Why Rudy Gobert is the perfect fit for the Dallas Mavericks

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The Dallas Mavericks have secured their first 50-win season since 2015, and they are close to locking up homecourt in the first round of the playoffs. Head coach Jason Kidd has helped them improve their defense, and no team is looking forward to facing Luka Doncic and company in the playoffs.

No matter their postseason results, the Mavs will be looking to improve their roster this offseason. The front office traded Kristaps Porzingis to Washington to increase their flexibility. Dallas will be over the cap with Luka Doncic’s max extension kicking in, but that will not stop the team from being active in the trade market.

Mavericks rumors are already leaking out, and Rudy Gobert is a popular name linked to Dallas. They may not have the assets to pull it off, but the 7’1 big man would be a fantastic fit next to Luka.

Why Rudy Gobert is the perfect fit for the Dallas Mavericks

The Jazz have slipped down the standings as they have lost six of their last nine games, and rumblings about shaking things up are part of the daily news heading into the playoffs. Gobert is likely to be on the block, and the Mavericks plan on being aggressive this offseason.

The 7’1 big man is in the first season of a five-year $205 million extension, so Dallas would be acquiring a long-term pillar next to Luka Doncic. The pairing could be lethal too, and here are three reasons why the Mavericks should trade for Rudy Gobert this offseason.