The Dallas Mavericks' roster seems to be about set as training camp begins on September 27, but things can change quickly in the NBA.
Players can get traded in an instant, and one elite player could take a team from being a pretender to being a serious contender.
One shooter from the Indiana Pacers is on the trade block as of September 20, and trading for a player of his caliber could propel a team into Finals contention.
Rumors: Mavericks show interest in trade for all-time great shooter
Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Buddy Hield and the Paces have "begun talks to find a potential trade" (subscription required) after talks of a potential contract extension stalled. Hield is in the final year of his contract, and this would be the perfect opportunity for a contender to trade for him.
One team that has reportedly shown interest in him is the Mavs according to Charania.
Charania reported that Dallas has "had a level of interest in him over the last several months" but didn't distinguish when that interest happened. Hield always seems to be linked to Dallas, and a trade to Dallas would be massive for both parties involved.
Hield always seems to be training in Dallas over the offseason, and the Mavs could use another dynamic role player. They have also been looking to move Tim Hardaway Jr. for a while now, and this trade could be the perfect chance for Dallas to do so.
Last season for the Pacers, Hield averaged 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.2 steals per game and shot 42.5 percent from behind the arc. Hield is also in the top 30 for all-time 3-pointers made in NBA history and is vastly overrated. He shoots a high volume while making a high percentage, and he has quietly become one of the best shooters in the NBA since entering the NBA.
It's not easy to keep a high percentage while shooting 7.7 3-pointers per game, and Hield has done just that. He has shot over 40 percent from downtown for his career, and should be a highly-regarded player as the Pacers try to move him.
The Mavs could even try to pry Myles Turner away from the hands of the Pacers in a trade for Hield, and they would finally address their need of finding a starting center.
These are all just rumors at this point, but landing Hield would be a great move for the Mavs. They would have one of the best shooters in the NBA next to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, and they would be even more elite offensively.
We'll have you covered with all the latest news and rumors surrounding Buddy Hield and the Dallas Mavericks this summer, so stay tuned.