The Dallas Mavericks are looking to make moves ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline. They need more talent around superstar Luka Doncic, and fans saw last year that general manager Nico Harrison and the front office are not afraid to be aggressive if they believe it will help the team.
The Mavericks have some clear needs on their current roster. They would love to add another playmaker and a center upgrade along with just improving the overall talent around number 77. Dallas has multiple mid-sized contracts to deal, but can they find a trade they believe in?
The Mavs are looking to make moves, which means plenty of rumors before the deadline. Those rumors have come so fast that fans have likely missed one or two, so here is a look at every one that has dropped as the deadline approaches.
Dallas Mavericks rumors: Luka Doncic starting to be more involved in personnel decisions
Doncic did not want to be involved in the team’s personnel decisions until this season. Now, he is ramping up his activity, and it lead to the latest rumors out of Dallas. ESPN’s Tim MacMahon wrote that Luka wants the front office to upgrade at the deadline, which started a bit of a storm. Doncic and owner Mark Cuban both denied that rumor, but MacMahon went further on the Hoop Collective podcast.
Fans can read in-depth about this string of rumors, but it is clear that number 77 is using his superstar powers for the first time. Getting Doncic more involved could help Dallas attract more talent and improve their chances of winning a title. It will be interesting to see what happens now that Luka is in talks with the front office.
The Mavericks have been linked to nine players so far. They may not trade for any of them, but here is a look at who they are rumored to be interested in acquiring before Feb. 9.