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Mavericks’ Grant Williams Trade Target for Blazers Before Deadline?

Dallas Mavericks forward Grant Williams could be traded in the coming days. Perhaps the Portland Trail Blazers could be his next destination.

Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images

The Dallas Mavericks are a team to watch at the NBA Trade Deadline, specifically for what they are going to do at the forward position.

They have been rumored to certain players like Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors and Kyle Kuzma of the Washington Wizards, which could mean that they need to clear up some cap and floor space.

If that’s the case, look for recent free agent signee Grant Williams to be on the move. Williams, 25, is averaging 8.2 points per game for the Mavs this season, but he hasn’t lived up to the hype he had before the season began.

Perhaps the Portland Trail Blazers could be interested in a deal, as Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale suggests.

Grant Williams can technically play either big spot when his three-ball is falling. And even as he struggles during his debut campaign with the Dallas Mavericks, he’s making borderline footnote money over the next three years ($40.9 million). While Portland should definitely push for him as salary-matching in prospective Jerami Grant-to-Big D scenarios, he could be an independent target if the Mavs are suffering from a bout of buyer’s remorse.

Williams would be a strong addition whether they trade Jerami Grant or not. He would give the Blazers another potential shooting threat in the front court and allow Portland to space the floor even better for their driving guards.

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