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Rumors: Dallas Mavericks interested in Dennis Schroder

Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer dropped several rumors on Jan. 13, including multiple Mavericks ones. He linked Dallas as a suitor for current Celtics guard Dennis Schroder. The 28-year-old point guard is likely to find a new home before Feb. 10 as Boston attempts to avoid the luxury tax.

Schroder signed a one-year deal after missing out on a massive payday last offseason, so the Celtics do not have his Bird rights, and they are limited in what they can offer once he reaches free agency. First-year president of basketball operations Brad Stevens is motivated to trade Schroder for any return he can get before Boston loses the unrestricted free agent this summer.

The Mavs need another ball-handler and playmaker. Schroder is a talented scorer that would provide an offensive boost for Dallas. The Mavericks would be willing to trade a second-round pick for Dennis Schroder and take the short-term upgrade. They are hungry to win their first playoff series since 2011, and adding the 28-year-old improves their depth, playmaking, and shot creation.

Can the Celtics get more for Schroder before the trade deadline? They will be searching, and starters capable of averaging 15 points per game do not grow on trees. Stay tuned to see how Dennis Schroder’s market develops.