Trade Talks: Mavs Interested in Bulls Zach LaVine?

With the NBA offseason about to kick off, the Dallas Mavericks have been at the center of trade rumors around the league, including with the latest buzz surrounding Bulls guard/wing, Zach LaVine
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DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks are looking to get a seat at the Chicago Bulls trade-talks table for star guard Zach LaVine. With the changes in Chicago's leadership, NBA teams - including the Mavs - are calling to gauge interest in a trade for LaVine, according to multiple reports. 

It's no secret that Dallas is looking to find its third-best player alongside Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis to continue their growing success in the Western Conference. LaVine, coming off his best NBA season yet, is guaranteed $19.5 million each season through 2021-22... Not a bad price tag for a 25-year-old who could make one of the most explosive offenses in league history even more deadly.

Last season, LaVine averaged 25 points, five rebounds and four assists on 44-percent shooting from the field and 38-percent from three on nearly eight attempts per game. At times his defense was poor but LaVine ranks eighth in the league in clutch scoring. Closing games out was a Dallas weakness last season. 

Back in February, DallasBasketball.com's Dalton Trigg made a case for adding the super-athletic, dynamic-scoring backcourt LaVine to help take some pressure off of second-year star and MVP candidate Luka Doncic.

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Looking for more on LaVine and other potential roster-upgrading opportunities? Below is the Step Back Podcast, which provides a deep dive into a potential Mavs trade for LaVine. Stay tuned into DallasBasketball.com for all the latest Dallas trade rumors.