After sitting at home for eight days due to weather delays, the Dallas Mavericks entered their Monday night matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies hoping to continue their solid play of late, which had seen them win four out of their previous five games.
Fortunately for the Mavs, the well-rested roster was up to the task, easily dispatching of the Grizzlies 102-92 at the American Airlines Center.
But something else is buzzing at the AAC: trade talk.
The Dallas Mavericks have reached out to the Golden State Warriors to gauge interest in a Kristaps Porzingis, sources tell SNY's Ian Begley ... which lines up with a similar Bleacher Report story ...
As for the game ... Tim Hardaway Jr. led the way for Dallas, scoring 29 points off of the bench while shooting 7-of-11 from beyond the arc, while Jalen Brunson added 19 off of the bench as well, and star Luka Doncic 21 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.
Josh Richardson also came to play, putting up 17 points and seven boards of his own.
What the Mavs didn't have a Monday was their second-star Porzingis, who missed the game due to "back-stiffness", marking yet another missed game for the oft-injured star. To make things even more interesting, after the game, Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer reported that the Mavs have quietly shopped Porzingis amid the team's major defensive struggles when he's on the court.
On this episode of the Mavs Step Back Podcast, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan spend nearly an hour on the Locker Room app talking Mavs/Grizzlies, Porzingis, his future with Dallas, past offseason mistakes, and other possibilities for the Mavs heading towards the trade deadline.
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