Rumors: Mavericks not in the mix for star lockdown defender via trade

Milwaukee Bucks v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six
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The biggest move of the offseason happened last week, as the Milwaukee Bucks made a blockbuster trade for Damian Lillard.

Lillard was rumored to want to get traded to the Miami Heat all offseason, and the Bucks ended up forming one of the best duos in the NBA with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Lillard.

Milwaukee had to trade Jrue Holiday as part of this deal and sent him to the Portland Trailblazers, and now it sounds like Holiday could get moved again. Former Mavericks trade target Deandre Ayton was also moved in this blockbuster trade and will be Portland's new starting center.

Rumors: Mavericks not in the mix for star lockdown defender via trade

Despite being a great potential fit in Dallas, it was reported by Marc Stein on his weekly radio show "The Saturday Stein Line with Marc Stein," that the Dallas Mavericks are "not one of the teams trying to get in the Holiday trade mix."

The Trail Blazers want two future first-round picks in a deal for Holiday, and that's not something that Dallas can do. Stein listed the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Boston Celtics as the "most frequently cited suitors" for Holiday.

Having Holiday in the starting lineup next to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving would be a dream come true for Mavs fans, but it doesn't sound like Dallas is going to be making that move. They don't have the draft capital to make it happen, and Portland doesn't seem to be in any rush to trade him.

The Dallas Mavericks concluded training camp on September 30 and will fly to Abu Dhabi on October 1 for their first two preseason games against the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 5 and 7. These are two games that everyone is looking forward to, as fans will get to see Olivier-Maxence Prosper and Dereck Lively II in the starting lineup.

Dallas Mavericks fans have to pump the brakes on their aspirations for a trade for star guard Jrue Holiday, and we'll have you covered with any updates if that changes.