Dallas Mavericks show trade interest in Bulls center who would fit perfectly

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The Dallas Mavericks are 26-23 and are the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

With just a few days to go until the trade deadline, Dallas must figure out what they want to do.

Their main focus seems to be upgrading at the power forward spot and trading for someone with size who can create off the dribble, but it also seems like they are searching for a backup center to play behind Dereck Lively II.

Dallas Mavericks show trade interest in Bulls center who would fit perfectly

Richaun Holmes, Dwight Powell, and Maxi Kleber aren't good enough to be this team's backup centers, especially if they want to make a deep playoff push. Dallas was recently linked to an excellent backup big who would fit perfectly, and he would be a massive upgrade over any of Dallas' backup bigs.

According to a report by Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the Mavs have shown interest in trading for Chicago Bulls center Andre Drummond. Dallas was linked to Drummond this offseason, and a trade for him would help Dallas' paint defense and rebounding tremendously.

This season for the Bulls, Drummond is averaging 7.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game while shooting 55.3 percent from the field. Drummond is quietly having an excellent season for the Bulls, and this could be the perfect time for Dallas to make a move for him.

Drummond would give Dallas a center with size who can score in the paint, rebound at an elite level, and battle down low defensively. He has elite size and easily scores in the paint when smaller defenders are on him.

Drummond is difficult to stop down low, and he would create countless second-chance opportunities when he is in the game.

For all the latest news and rumors on the Dallas Mavericks and their potential pursuit of Andre Drummond of the Chicago Bulls, stay tuned.