Report: Mavs have gauged trade interest with Bulls and star guard Zach LaVine


DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Mavericks made it clear that they are willing to be aggressive this offseason if it means acquiring help for the star tandem of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.

As a result, and with that offseason quickly approaching, the Mavs have frequently begun to appear across the trade rumor landscape as a team connected with various players who look to be on the move.

On Thursday, Dallas was connected in a rumor with yet another star, this time in the form of Chicago Bulls guard/wing Zach LaVine in a report from the Ringer's Kevin O'Connor.

LaVine has been one of the league's most talented scorer's and playmakers during his time in Chicago, where he has averaged 23.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists in three seasons.

LaVine is also a career 38-percent shooter from three point range, and last season, ranked eighth in the NBA in clutch scoring, an area where the Mavs had major issues throughout the last two seasons.

Contractually, a deal for LaVine makes sense as well, with the 25-year old set to make an average of just $19.5 million through the 2021-22 season, just over half a million more than current Mavs wing Tim Hardaway Jr. is set to make next season in Dallas.

Unfortunately, we will have to wait until this weekend to find out if the Mavs have any deals in the works, with the The NBA’s moratorium on trade activity set to expire on Sunday, November 15th.

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