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Report: Mavericks could trade for former NBA champion

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Nov 20, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; A view of the Dallas Mavericks logo during the game between the Mavericks and the Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks were one of several teams to show interest in Siakam, who was traded to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. However, the team appears to have at least one noteworthy backup option identified.

The Mavericks are being linked to Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins, according to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports. Dallas has general interest in many versatile forwards, including former Maverick Dorian Finney-Smith.

Wiggins is the highest-profile name and perhaps the most interesting. The veteran forward is having a poor year with the Warriors, averaging a career-worst 11.9 points per game. There are growing indications that the struggling Warriors are open to moving him, partly to get away from his four-year, $109 million contract that only kicked in this season.

Dallas is looking for a complementary option to help Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. Wiggins is used to playing such a role with Golden State and could be a good addition if his current form turns out to be an aberration. Any team trading for him would be betting that he can bounce back, though.

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