The Dallas Mavericks have had a lot of success this season, as they are currently 30-23 and the Western Conference’s fifth seed. They most recently defeated the Philadelphia 76ers by a score of 107-98 on Friday night.

Although the Mavs have had a lot of success this season, there are still several areas where they want to improve around the NBA trade deadline next week. They have a lot of talent on their squad, but they are in dire need of a second star to pair with Luka Doncic, as well as some upgrades to their role players.

Dorian Finney-Smith is one player the Mavs are said to be interested in trading. Finney-Smith has been a great player for the Mavs this season, prompting speculation about whether they may move him.

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The Mavs allegedly turned down a lottery pick trade offer for Finney-Smith, according to Mike Scotto. For the Mavs, this might signify a variety of things. They might either not be interested in moving him, which would make sense, or they could be trying to trade him for a player with more experience in the league.

Obviously, having a lottery pick is something that the Mavs, like any other team, would be interested in, but the reality is that they would be better off getting a player who has already established himself in the league rather than taking a chance on a kid in the draft who will be only 21 years old at most.

It’ll be intriguing to watch what moves the Mavs make at the trade deadline this year, because there are a number of areas where this club will try to improve.