NBA Rumors: Miami Heat Linked To Mavericks 3-and-D Wing

As we heard earlier this week, the Dallas Mavericks are open to moving a critical piece of their rotation at the trade deadline. But the price will be steep. A new report from a Miami Heat Insider says that the team has some interest in Dallas' Dorian Finney-Smith.

Greg Sylvander, who hosts the Miami Heat podcast “Five on the Floor”, suggested that Pat Riley and Co. would have interest in the tough 3-and-D wing. 

But Finney-Smith is a Luka Doncic favorite, so a trade would have to land the Mavs a big fish in return. A "star player" as the original report by Shams Charania mentioned:

"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," according to Charania. What the Heat would be able to offer in return to match those parameters, is in question. 

Finney-Smith's numbers don't blow anyone away, but he is the type of role player that winning teams need, and the Heat recognize that. 

The Utah Jazz have also been said to have interest in the 7th-year player.

The 29-year-old signed a four-year contract extension with the Mavs last season, worth $55.5M. He's averaging 8.9 points and 4.6 rebounds, while shooting 35.2% from beyond the arc.

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