Rumors: Dallas Mavericks' trade budget for Nets 3-and-D wing revealed

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The NBA trade deadline is less than a week away, and new rumors about the Dallas Mavericks continue to roll in by the day.

The Mavs remain heavily linked to Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma and have been in trade rumors for Andrew Wiggins and P.J. Washington as well.

Another wing they have shown interest in is Dorian Finney-Smith of the Brooklyn Nets, and there was a revealing update regarding Dallas' pursuit of him within the last few days.

Rumors: Dallas Mavericks' trade budget for Nets 3-and-D wing revealed

According to Brett Siegel of ClutchPoints, the Mavericks are reportedly "willing to give up multiple draft assets for the veteran [Finney-Smith]."

The Mavs only have one first-round pick to trade right now, which is in 2027, but this report indicates that Dallas is willing to give up multiple picks in a trade for Finney-Smith. It's unclear if this means that Dallas is willing to give up their 2027 first-round pick along with multiple second-round picks or just a few second-round picks without including their first-round pick, but it is clear that the Mavs have been interested in a return for Finney-Smith over the last few months.

This season for Brooklyn, Finney-Smith is averaging 9.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game while shooting 38.3 percent from downtown. He has improved significantly since his time last season with the Nets, and his defense and shooting have been missed in Dallas.

Finney-Smith can play both the three and the four, and his competitive edge and elite perimeter defense would help get Dallas' defense back on track. Although a move for Finney-Smith by himself may not be enough to turn the Mavs into NBA Finals contenders, it would be a great start.

For all the latest on the Dallas Mavericks and their rumored trade pursuit of Brooklyn Nets wing Dorian Finney-Smith, stay tuned.