Dallas Mavericks rumors: Interest in champion wing if he gets bought out

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The Dallas Mavericks are searching for wing help (subscription required) on the buyout market after trading for Kyrie Irving. Their superstar duo makes them title contenders, but Dallas needs someone that can play quality minutes on the wing and provide depth off the bench. General manager Nico Harrison is going to be aggressive, but so far, they have not found the right piece.

The Mavs thought they landed Terrence Ross before the Suns swooped in to secure his signature. The rivalry between the two teams intensified over the last few weeks, and fans can add that to the fire. Their March 5 showdown will be cannot miss after their seven-game playoff series last season and the additions of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to the mix.

Marc Stein reported that the Mavericks have pivoted their interest to Justin Holiday. The 6’6 wing is still awaiting his buyout from the Houston Rockets, but the veteran is likely to secure one in the coming days. How would Holiday fit in Dallas?

Dallas Mavericks rumors: Interest in champion wing if he gets bought out

Holiday won a championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015, and the ten-year veteran has transformed himself into a quality rotation wing. Last season, he averaged 10.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 27.8 minutes per game. Holiday has played for nine NBA teams, and the 33-year-old would like to chase another ring this season.

The Mavericks need someone that can come off the bench to play solid defense and knock down open shots. Holiday is an above-average defender that is a career 36.4 percent 3-point shooter. He is ready to play 20 minutes off the bench, and he could make a massive impact on the Mavericks if he lands in Dallas. He is arguably a better fit than Terrence Ross, despite the new Suns wing being a better scorer.

The Dallas Mavericks have an open roster spot, and they will likely sign someone before March 1, which is the cutoff to be eligible for the playoffs. Can they secure Justin Holiday after his buyout from Houston? Does the veteran wing chase a ring somewhere else? There is plenty of movement still to happen, so stay tuned for all the latest.

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