NBA Rumors: Dallas Mavericks Interested In New York Knicks Guard

No, this isn't a story about Jalen Brunson. Yes, the Dallas Mavericks lost Brunson to the New York Knicks in free agency this past summer, but a new rumor making the rounds has the Mavs interested in reversing the trend, by looking into acquiring Knicks veteran point guard Derrick Rose.

Dallas recently brought in another former Knicks PG, Kemba Walker, just this past week, but aren't really sure how much he still has in the tank. Fox Sports' Ric Bucher says they might want to go back to the Knicks' well once again. 

The Mavericks... are in desperate need of a second playmaker to relieve All-Star point forward Luka Dončić. They’ve brought on a former Knick, Kemba Walker, for a test run, but a league source said they also have interest in a current one, the aforementioned Rose.

Rose's role, as Bucher notes, has been severely reduced since the acquisition of Brunson. The 34-year-old's minutes, in fact, have dipped by nearly 10 a game, to just 13.6 per contest. Rose showed last year in New York that he can still contribute soundly in a backup role of about 20+ minutes, as he averaged 12 points and four assists. Those numbers have essentially been cut in half this season. 

Walker has yet to play a game for the Mavs, and it remains to be seen what he can bring to the team. The Mavs have already gone through another veteran point guard earlier this year, trying out Argentinian Facundo Campazzo. But he lasted just eight games and played just 6.5 minutes a night. He was waived last week with the signing of Walker.

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