Rumors: Dallas Mavericks interested in signing dynamic scorer from Pistons

Malachi Flynn
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The Dallas Mavericks wasted no time in putting in effort to build another championship-contending team this summer. With the acquisitions of trading for Quentin Grimes, signing Naji Marshall, and completing a sign-and-trade for Klay Thompson, the Mavs are ready to compete in a tough Western Conference.

However, as the big free agents slowly disappear, the goal is to find quality bench players who can fit a team for a solid price, specifically adding more backcourt depth.

The Mavs have expressed interest in signing a backup point guard to complement Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

Dallas Mavericks interested in signing Malachi Flynn

The Mavs are reportedly interested in signing backup point guard Malachi Flynn, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. Flynn was the former 29th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft who has spent the majority of his career as a bench player.

In the 2023-24 season, Flynn started the season with the Raptors, was then traded to the Knicks, and then was traded to the Pistons. Flynn had a bumpy road last season learning three teams' systems and where he could fit.

Flynn appeared to fit well when traded to Detroit. In 24 games with the Pistons, Flynn averaged eight points per game. A reason Flynn could seek interest in signing with the Mavs is he was teammates with Grimes in Detroit, and Grimes was recently traded to Dallas. So what could Dallas get with bringing in Flynn?

The Mavs would get a player who still has not reached his full potential, and is ready to break out as a quality bench player. Flynn is known to have good handles. At 26 years old, Flynn is close to being a reliable backup as he finished last season strong with Detroit. Before the season ended, Flynn put up a career-high 50-point game in April. The potential for Flynn is there as shown in his 50-point masterclass.

If Dallas was to sign Flynn, it would put them with deep guard depth. If one guard isn't able to improve his game, the Mavs will waste no time in playing another one. Flynn can be able to find his role in Dallas on a team with a significant amount of guards.

Even with the moves Dallas has made, Nico Harrison will still have work to do. With Flynn concluding his 2023-24 season strong with a struggling team like the Pistons, Flynn could draw interest from some teams. Flynn is eager to reach his full potential, and Dallas would be a team that can fit his game as a backup point guard and bench player. Recent news of the Mavs' interest in Dennis Smith Jr. is around. But, Flynn is also available as a backup option to Smith Jr. and Spencer Dinwiddie.

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