The Dallas Mavericks need another ball-handler and playmaker. Superstar Luka Doncic has a career-high usage rate, and the team is reliant on him if they want to win. Spencer Dinwiddie has played well this season, but they are the only two playmakers on the Mavs roster after the departure of Jalen Brunson in free agency. Dallas tried Facundo Campazzo and Kemba Walker as stopgap options, but neither worked out. Now, they will have to look to the trade market to fill their need.
The rumor mill is heating up as there is less than one month until the trade deadline. Expect things to only pick up from here. Tim Hardaway Jr. has been the subject of plenty of rumors, but the most recent has the Mavericks looking to trade for Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley.
HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto released all his latest rumors on Jan. 10 where he noted Dallas as one of three teams with interest in the 23-year-old guard. Here is a look at the rumor and the Knicks reportedly asking price.
Rumors: Dallas Mavericks eyeing Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley
Quickley continues to improve, but the addition of former Maverick Jalen Brunson has made it difficult for the Knicks to find playing time for their glut of guards. Quickley is averaging a career-high 27.0 minutes per game, but he has shown what he can do in his eight games as a starter where the 23-year-old averages 20.3 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.9 rebounds in 41.3 minutes per game.
Scotto notes that the Knicks are asking for a first-round pick for Quickley in any deal, which could complicate a trade with the Mavericks. Dallas is reluctant to part with any first-round pick because they want to have the opportunity to trade for a star player this summer when they have all of their draft capital available.
Will the Dallas Mavericks trade for Immanuel Quickley? Do they make a move before the Feb. 9 deadline? Stay tuned to find out.