Rumors: Dallas Mavericks show interest in trade for Nets 3-and-D wing

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The Dallas Mavericks are 4-6 in their last 10 games, and even with Luka Doncic's 73-point game against the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas only won by five points.

This team needs to make a move to reach their full potential, and although this team has been banged up, they still need another piece.

Dallas is reportedly wanting to upgrade at the small forward or power forward position, and they showed interest in Pascal Siakam before he was traded to the Indiana Pacers.

Rumors: Dallas Mavericks show interest in trade for Nets 3-and-D wing

Dallas has also shown interest in Brooklyn Nets wing Dorian Finney-Smith, and they have also been linked to Brooklyn's other defensive-minded wing.

According to a report by Brian Lewis of the New York Post, the Mavs have shown interest in trading for Nets wing Royce O'Neale (subscription required). This season for the Nets, O'Neale is averaging 7.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 0.7 steals per game while shooting 37.9 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from downtown.

O'Neale's numbers are a bit down from last season, but his defensive versatility combined with his consistent 3-point shooting would help the Mavs tremendously. Standing at 6-foot-4 and having a 6-foot-10 wingspan, O'Neale has a great frame to defend some of the best guards and wings in the NBA.

He plays with physicality and plays fearlessly. O'Neale is also someone who isn't afraid to talk some trash and stick up for his teammates. The Mavs need another player like this, and O'Neale would be a great fit.

O'Neale is in the final year of a four-year, $36 million contract and will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

For all the latest on the Dallas Mavericks and their potential pursuit of a trade for Brooklyn Nets wing Royce O'Neale, stay tuned.