Dallas Says Offseason Interest in Recruiting Zach LaVine
Dallas Mavericks should start strengthening their power in the offseason.
According to Mark Stein, a reporter for The Stein Line, Dallas may recruit Zach LaVine (guard-forward, 196cm, 91kg).
However, Dallas does not currently have enough financial capacity to jump into LaVine’s bid. The confirmed spending for the upcoming 2022-2023 season is close to $152 million. It has already surpassed the salary cap.
In addition, Dallas is interested in renewing his contract with Jailen Brunson. With or without a contract with Brunson, spending has already been saturated, so if you want to recruit LaVine, you can recruit him through signatures and trade.
In reality, if Dallas succeeds in renewing its contract with Brunson, it is expected that it will not be willing to recruit LaVine. It may not be impossible unconditionally to catch Brunson and bring him to LaVine, but it is because the power is concentrated on the back court. It is not easy to push ahead because the power of other positions weakens.
Currently, Dallas has seven players with an annual salary of more than $10 million starting next season. Above all, Luca Doncic’s extension contract (5 years and 207 million dollars) and Dorian Finney-Smith’s extension contract (4 years and 52 million dollars) will begin next season.
In other words, if it is difficult to sign Brunson, it is natural to recruit LaVine. However, as the Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, and San Antonio Spurs are showing interest in LaVine, it is not easy for Dallas to be competitive in the recruitment match. 안전공원
LaVine has played 67 games this season. He played 34.7 minutes per game, scoring 24.4 points (.476.389.853) 4.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists. He was selected as the All-Star for the second consecutive year by playing as Chicago’s main gun this season. However, it was not possible to avoid a slight drop in various records compared to last season.
Considering that multiple clubs are also interested in Brunson, Dallas actually needs to push ahead with the contract while understanding the market situation well. Lavigne’s injury problem has been key this season, and Brunson may be disappointing in defense. Dallas is also a concern.