The Dallas Mavericks were just one win away from advancing to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs. Now, as they reflect on their future, it’s looking increasingly likely they’ll be busy in this summer’s free-agent market.
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One name floating around the rumor mill? Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, who could bring scoring and veteran leadership to a young and inexperienced roster.
The Dallas Mavericks are trying to insert themselves in the Kyle Lowry sweepstakes according to a source.
The Mavericks will have to beat out the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers in the race. Both of those teams are also interested in the six-time All-Star.
Another factor at play is the future of Kristaps Porzingis. The team needs to figure out whether he is a long-term fit in Dallas.
Lowry, 35, is one of the top guards available in the upcoming free agent market. He has spent each of his last nine seasons with the Toronto Raptors, where he won a title in 2019.
At 35, Lowry is at the tail end of his career, and nobody is sure how much longer he has left playing at an elite level.
Still, he’s a solid shooter and scorer who would make a nice pairing next to Luka Doncic.
No doubt, he will be just one in a number of names to be pursued by the Mavericks, but will he be enough to get them over the top? That much remains to be seen.