Mavericks eyeing a trade with Clippers for Lou Williams?

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The Dallas Mavericks will look to use the NBA offseason to further build around Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. It sounds as though a trade for an intriguing player from the Los Angeles Clippers could be an option.

According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, several teams are exploring a trade with the Mavericks centered around the No. 18 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. A ‘popular choice’ for a potential trade involves the Clippers for Lou Williams.

Several teams are exploring making a trade with the (Dallas Mavericks) involving this pick, with the Clippers and Lou Williams being a popular choice around the league as a potential trade partner.

There is a lot to like about the idea of executing a trade for Williams from the Mavericks’ perspective. For starters, Dallas struggled to produce offensively during stretches when Doncic was not on the court. Acquiring a talent like Williams would help.

By bringing in Williams, the Mavericks would gain a primary pick-and-roll ball-handler for the bench unit who can also cohesively co-exist with Doncic by knocking down catch-and-shoot jumpers.

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Perhaps most intriguing of all is that Williams is under contract for just $8 million during the upcoming NBA season. He is also on an expiring deal and wouldn’t impact the Mavericks’ ability to make at a run at prized free agents next NBA offseason like Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Dallas Mavericks have been linked to perimeter stars like Zach LaVine, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Victor Oladipo in an effort to find a secondary playmaker to reduce the burden on Luka Doncic. Making a play for Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams would get it done.

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