Rumors: Dallas Mavericks interested in 'buying-low' on young Hawks forward

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The Dallas Mavericks are on an unexpected break due to the unfortunate passing of the late Dejan Milojevic, formerly associated with the Golden State Warriors.

While the Mavericks take advantage of this well-needed break, the front office hasn't taken any break themselves. The Mavs have reportedly been busy making calls around the league, as they figure out who's available and worth the price.

It's obvious across the league and fans alike, that Dallas is looking to upgrade at the small forward and/or power forward position. Players like Andrew Wiggins, Jerami Grant, and Isaiah Stewart have all had the Mavericks calling to see if they're available. Aside from the household names, the Mavericks have also called about younger, underdeveloped players.

Rumors: Dallas Mavericks interested in 'buying-low' on young Hawks forward

Matt Moore of Action Network reported that the Mavericks' have shown interest in "buying-low" on young Atlanta Hawks' forward AJ Griffin.

AJ Griffin is a promising young forward averaging just 2.3 points in 8 minutes per game. Despite his numbers not being the most flattering, Griffin's best asset can't be scored in a stat sheet.

The 6-foot-6 20-year-old forward has the athleticism to keep up with anyone. He looked better in his rookie year, but a lot of that could just be due to his minutes decreasing.

Griffin also shot 39 percent from three last year while playing around 20 minutes per game. We've seen Griffin be a capable player on both sides of the floor. Sometimes young guys need a new fit to be able to capture their potential.

As the Mavericks look for help across the trade market, it'll be interesting to see who they get. Established players would fit the mold of the teams' current window, but depth at small forward and power forward isn't easy to come by.

Ultimately, any addition to the Mavericks' depth is a plus and should target anyone who can help immediately. For all the latest on the Dallas Mavericks and their possible trade inquiries, stay tuned.