The Dallas Mavericks are in fourth place in the Western Conference with 10-7 on the Thanksgiving holiday, but they are only 1.5 games out of tenth. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis have both missed several games, and Dallas has 7-2 when their star duo are both in line.
The Mavericks are a dangerous team looking to take the next step. They have been knocked out in the first round of the playoffs two years in a row and have not won a post-season series since 2011. Superstar Luka Doncic was the first team’s All-NBA in each of the last two years and he wants nothing more than to win.
The Mavs additions out of season are having a hard time, and the new general manager Nico Harrison would like to take a step before the trade deadline. Bleacher report outlined three trade goals for each NBA team on Nov. 24, and the three players they listed for the Mavericks were interesting. Should Dallas go after them? Here is an in-depth look at each.
Hield was almost swapped for the Lakers on draft night and he is 100 percent available as the Kings look to find more minutes for 2021 lottery pick Davion Mitchell.
Last time the Mavericks had one of the best shooters in NBA history, they produced a league-leading and historic offensive rating. Hield does not offer much at the defensive end, but he would be a massive upgrade for a team struggling to hit shots.
The Dallas Mavericks should measure the Kings’ asking price because elite shooting is hard to come by. If they are willing to sell Hield at a discount, Mavs should try to acquire the 28-year-old wing.