The Dallas Mavericks wanted a second star to pair with Luka Doncic, so they traded for Kyrie Irving. The 30-year-old point guard instantly became the best teammate Doncic has had in his five NBA seasons, and Dallas is hoping the duo can build a title contender in Dallas for years to come.
The Mavs are not done building their roster. They searched for additional moves at the trade deadline, but the front office could not find anything that worked. Dallas has some clear holes in their roster that they will be looking to fill this summer.
One of the team’s biggest question marks is at the five. The Mavericks are last in the NBA in rebounding this season, and they have struggled mightily to protect the rim. The latest rumors have Anthony Davis linked to Dallas in what could be the biggest and most shocking move of the offseason. Get the latest here.
Dallas Mavericks rumors: Anthony Davis linked to Mavs in a shocking report
Colin Cowherd discussed in detail the current relationship between LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Social media went crazy when the video surfaced of AD sitting as LeBron broke the all-time scoring record, and Cowherd went much further into the situation before mentioning that the Mavericks are a team to watch for Davis.
The biggest question of this story would be is Anthony Davis coming to Dallas to form a big three with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving or would Irving head back to Los Angeles to pair with LeBron? King James publicly campaigned for the Lakers to trade for Kyrie, and the duo is rumored to be interested in playing together again. If Irving wants out this summer, do the Mavericks take back Davis?
The 6’10 big man has struggled to stay healthy and his intensity fluctuates, but he is one of the most talented players in the league. Davis is averaging 26.0 points, 12.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.0 blocks per game this season. He would solve the Mavericks' rebounding and rim protection woes, and give them a versatile roll man for Doncic.
Anthony Davis is staying in Los Angeles for the remainder of this season, so this is a story that will have to wait until the summer to develop further. Still, it was interesting that the Dallas Mavericks were the team that Cowherd mentioned as the destination. Stay tuned for all the latest.