NBA Rumors: Mavericks Open To Moving 7-Year Veteran

The Dallas Mavericks have dropped seven of their last 10 games, and are said to be an active team looking for help as we quickly approach the trade deadline in less than ten days. And perhaps sensing their desperation, rival teams are trying to pry a key role player from the Big D. 

According to NBA Insider Shams Charania, there is great interest in Dorian Finney-Smith, and the Mavs are willing to listen.

Teams have gotten the impression that Dallas would be open to moving the 29-year-old in the right deal for a star-caliber player, sources say. The Mavericks have an incredibly high price threshold for teams reaching out about Finney-Smith, rival executives say.

Clearly, it won't be easy to get him, but one team, says Charania, that has "strong interest" is the Utah Jazz. And with the Mavericks maintaining a very high price for the 3-and-D star, Utah CEO Danny Ainge, known to drive tough bargains himself, could get a taste of his own medicine.  

It's said that Dallas would be looking for a "star-caliber player" in return for Finney-Smith. The 29-year-old signed a 4-year, $55M extension in-season at this time last year.

He's averaging 8.9 points and 4.5 rebounds, and perhaps most importantly, notes Charania, he's "a favorite" off Luka Doncic. Easy to see why the price is high. 

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