The Dallas Mavericks passed on drafting Saddiq Bey in 2020. They had the 18th pick with Bey, Desmond Bane, Tyrese Maxey, Immanuel Quickley, and Precious Achiuwa still on the board, but Dallas decided to take Josh Green. The 22-year-old struggled to crack the rotation in his first two seasons, but Green has taken a significant leap in year three. The Mavs are hoping to get their hands on another young talent from that class that could be available.
Jake Fischer reported the Pistons have answered calls about the availability of Bey. They are asking a high price, but the 6’7 wing is no longer viewed as untouchable. Could Detroit deal away the 23-year-old before February’s deadline?
Sam Amico dropped the rumor that the Mavericks are one of three teams he believes has interest. Here is a look at the latest before diving in on how the team could acquire Bey.
Rumors: Dallas Mavericks interested in Saddiq Bey
Amico named the Mavs, Clippers, and Wizards as potential Bey suitors, but he notes that he has not confirmed any of those have actually contacted the Pistons. Fans can take how they want, but this does not seem like the strongest rumor. Dallas wants to upgrade their roster, and they would love to add a talented young wing to their mix.
Detroit is not giving away a 6’7 wing that averaged over 16 points per game last season. His shot attempts and playmaking numbers are down to begin this year, but Bey is only 23 years old and still improving. The Pistons asking price is unknown, but it is likely at least one first-round pick and a young talent. Josh Green and a future first might not be enough to convince the Pistons to make the deal.
Fans should expect to hear plenty of Dallas Mavericks in the days and weeks ahead. They want to improve their roster around Luka Doncic and the Mavs just need to find the right deal to make that happen.