With talk of several different teams targeting Bradley Beal, the Mavericks present a nice fit for the shooting guard. Mavericks reporter Dalton Trigg tells Kaitlin O'Toole what Dallas can offer Beal, and how he would slot in to the lineup.
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Kaitlin O'Toole: Washington Wizards superstar Bradley Beal has surfaced in rumors yet again, but this time with a Brooklyn spin as the Nets reportedly had internal discussions on ways to acquire Beal. Joining me now from Dallas Basketball is Dalton Trigg. Dalton, your side has discussed the possibility of the Mavs going after Beal for a while now. You said that the opportunity to be able to do that could be this offseason, if he's available. Do the Mavs have enough assets, though, to pull off that kind of move?
Dalton Trigg: Well, their assets aren't necessarily eye-popping, but they do have a lot of good young talent on long term deals, team friendly deals. You have Jalen Brunson, he's still on his rookie contract. You have Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, Seth Curry, a lot of those guys are on very team friendly deals, very affordable. And that might come into play even more depending on how the salary cap situation is handled after this hiatus. So, I mean, I don't think they can offer the best package for Beal, but they definitely have something there. And it's all about timing with trades, so I could definitely see them getting into the mix if he becomes available.
Kaitlin O'Toole: Let's say he did make his way onto the Mavs roster. How would he fit in with Doncic and Porzingis?
Dalton Trigg: It'd be a seamless fit. Beal is a two way player. Ideally, you'd like to have a defensive guy next to Luka. He can defend. He's averaging a career high 30 points per game, career high 6 assists per game. And I mean, as good as Tim Hardaway Jr. has been next to Doncic, I think Bradley Beal would take it to another level and pairing him with Luka and KP, I mean, they're instant contenders and not just, you know, for that year, for the foreseeable future.