Connect with us

Sportswire

Mavericks eyeing new All-Star partner for Luka Doncic?

Luka Doncic is looking like Galactus The Devourer of Worlds right now, but even he will need to find himself a Silver Surfer before long. Fortunately, the Dallas Mavericks may have just the guy in mind. On a recent episode of “The Lowe Post,” ESPN’s Tim MacMahon revealed that some in the Mavericks front office…

The post Mavericks eyeing new All-Star partner for Luka Doncic? appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Luka Doncic smiles

May 15, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts against the Phoenix Suns in game seven of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Luka Doncic is looking like Galactus The Devourer of Worlds right now, but even he will need to find himself a Silver Surfer before long. Fortunately, the Dallas Mavericks may have just the guy in mind.

On a recent episode of “The Lowe Post,” ESPN’s Tim MacMahon revealed that some in the Mavericks front office are keen on Chicago’s Zach LaVine.

“I just know that there are fans of him that hold prominent positions within the Mavericks,” said MacMahon of LaVine. “I think there’s enough fans of him where I wouldn’t totally rule [a Dallas trade for LaVine] out.”

The 27-year-old LaVine, a multi-time All-Star, has had a rough season for the 11th-place Bulls. He is averaging his worst numbers since the 2017-18 season (his post-ACL tear year) and now appears to want out of Chicago.

Alongside the MVP candidate Doncic, you are ideally looking for a dynamic secondary offensive creator who can spread out the floor plus defend the perimeter effectively. LaVine might not check off that last box. But with a 20-point-per-game career average on 38.4 percent from three, the high-flying guard certainly ticks off the other two.

A player of LaVine’s pedigree will obviously not be very easy to trade for, especially since he is not even halfway through the first year of a five-year, $215 million max deal. But the Mavericks can open up their treasure chest and offer youth (like Josh Green or Jaden Hardy), high-quality role players (like Christian Wood or Dorian Finney-Smith) and/or salary filler (like Tim Hardaway Jr. or Davis Bertans). It remains to be seen if that will be enticing enough to beat out some of the other offers that may be lurking for LaVine.

The post Mavericks eyeing new All-Star partner for Luka Doncic? appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent

MLB3 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL3 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB3 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL3 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL3 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL3 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF3 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB3 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA3 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA3 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...