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Will the Dallas Mavericks trade for Zach LaVine this summer?

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Dallas Mavericks, Zach LaVine / Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Case for the Dallas Mavericks targeting Zach LaVine

It is easy to see why every team would want LaVine on their roster. He is an offensive force that can handle the ball, make plays, and shoot from anywhere on the court. The 27-year-old has scored over 23 points per game for four straight seasons while shooting 47.4 percent from the field, 39.2 percent on his threes, and 83.4 percent from the free-throw line.

LaVine would be the perfect offensive complement to Luka Doncic in the backcourt. He shot 46.0 percent on his 176 catch and shoot 3-point attempts this season, while also being able to attack the rim. Dallas could even run some guard-guard pick and rolls with LaVine rolling to the rim for a lob. The Mavs would be impossible to stop because both Doncic and LaVine could bend the defense at a moment’s notice.

Head coach Jason Kidd found the most success playing small in the postseason with four shooters flanking Luka. Adding LaVine gives them another ball-handler and shooter that can play on the wing. He could share the backcourt with Doncic or slide down to the three to make room for another guard.

The Dallas Mavericks would be an unstoppable offensive force if they acquire Zach LaVine, but he may not be the perfect fit.

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