Rumors: Dallas Mavericks interested in Shabazz Muhammad

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The Dallas Mavericks continue to explore every avenue to improve their roster. They still have an open roster and a desperate need for another ball-handler. Can they find the right piece before the season begins?

The market has slowed to a standstill as teams wait to see what happens with superstars like Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell. Both are on the trade block and could fetch massive hauls that necessitate three and four-team deals. That will mean pieces flying everywhere, and the Mavericks could benefit from one of those transactions.

Dallas is still looking at free agents too. The latest rumor comes from a surprising place as Shabazz Muhammad () let the world know that the Mavericks have shown some interest in him in a recent feature (subscription required) in The Athletic by Dana O’Neil. Here is a closer look.

Rumors: Dallas Mavericks interested in Shabazz Muhammad

Muhammad was a lottery pick back in 2013 that has five years of NBA experience. He was a highly touted prospect that proved he could be a role player in the league before playing overseas for three of the last four years. The 29-year-old has not played in the NBA since 2018, but he is hoping to return next season.

Muhammed worked out for the Sacramento Kings in Las Vegas, and he notes the Mavs “have made some overtures” about the free agent. The 6’6 wing has plenty to prove, but he is eager to do it.

Shabazz Muhammad would likely have to accept a training camp invite on a non-guaranteed deal to join the Dallas Mavericks where he would have the opportunity to win a roster spot during camp. They would love to add another wing defender that can space the floor and knock down open shots. Muhammad shot just 31.9 percent from 3-point range during his five seasons in the NBA, but he has not played in four years.

Fans should keep an eye on Shabazz Muhammad. He could be in line for another NBA opportunity but do not expect to see him on the Dallas Mavericks next season. 

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