The Mavericks and Lakers are exploring the possibility of a sign-and-trade that would sent point guard Jeremy Lin to Dallas, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Two guards who played in Dallas last season, Monta Ellis and Rajon Rondo, have reached agreements to join different teams this offseason.
According to Wojnarowski, Lin views Dallas as the “best opportunity to re-ignite his career, especially with a chance to become the starting point guard.”
Los Angeles selected Ohio State point guard D'Angelo Russell with the No. 2 pick in this year's draft and recently reached an agreement with Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams.
If Lin is dealt to Dallas, he would join a team that recently reached agreements to add center DeAndre Jordan and wing Wes Matthews.
ESPN's Tim MacMahon reported on Monday that Dallas is trying to clear cap space for Lin.
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In 74 games with the Lakers last season, Lin averaged 11.2 points and 4.6 assists per game while shooting 42.4% from the field.
The 26-year-old had previous stints with the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Houston Rockets.