The Dallas Mavericks have a two-headed dragon, with their superstar duo of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving leading the charge for the organization.
But outside of the two stars, the Mavs’ roster certainly runs thin.
They can use the help of a third star or perhaps a bunch of good role players.
Adding a player of Deandre Ayton’s caliber to the center position could do wonders for the Mavericks.
In fact, the Mavs reportedly tried to trade for Ayton this summer, but the offer was deemed “underwhelming” by the Phoenix Suns, as per NBACentral on Twitter.
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) September 22, 2023
An anonymous source apparently told gophnx.com about the offer being underwhelming.
The report didn’t state that the actual trade offer was made by the Mavericks.
Ayton averaged 18.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game in the 2022-23 season.
These were some solid numbers from the former No. 1 overall pick.
If Ayton doesn’t get traded, he will be a part of the Suns superteam featuring Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, and himself.
Ayton will essentially be the fourth option on the team, but the sacrifice would be worth it if the Suns win the NBA championship.
As for the Mavericks, their search for a third star, preferably a big man alongside Doncic and Irving, is still going on.
The Mavs had a forgettable 2022-23 season, finishing as the 11th seed in the Western Conference with a 38-44 record.
They obviously missed the playoffs, which was shocking after the blockbuster trade for Irving.
With training camp closer than ever, the Mavericks may once again try to trade for Ayton.
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