NBA Rumors: Mavericks Linked To Several Free Agent Playmakers

The Dallas Mavericks are said to still be on the lookout for an extra playmaker to add to their roster as they get set for training camp in less than three weeks. 

And according to NBA Insider Marc Stein, one of the available free agent point guards on their radar, Dennis Schröder, just happened to help his native Germany to some big wins at EuroBasket, with Mavericks brass getting a front-row view. 

"Wins over France and Bosnia and Herzegovina... enabled (Schröder) to audition mere steps away from two high-profile courtside spectators from Dallas: Mavericks executives Nico Harrison and Michael Finley," wrote Stein. 

The Insider also confirmed that "league sources say that Dallas has indeed considered the addition of one more ballhandling veteran to its roster before the season starts."

In fact, Schröder led Germany over Luka Doncic and the Slovenian squad, with a team-high 17 points and 10 assists. 

Stein also notes several other free agent playmaking candidates that could fit the Mavs' stated needs, including Eric Bledsoe, Facundo Campazzo, Elfrid Payton, and former Mavericks draftee Dennis Smith Jr.

There is some thinking, as well, that the Mavs' brain trust may want to keep that 15th spot on the roster open for some flexibility, but we shall see how that all shakes out. 

Dallas currently has three in-house candidates to try to win backup minutes at guard behind Luka and Spencer Dinwiddie: Frank Ntilikina, Josh Green and recent two-way signee Tyler Dorsey. Dorsey is making his case, playing well alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo on the Greece entry at EuroBasket. 

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