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The Dallas Mavericks have shown keen interest in Jerami Grant, currently under contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.

According to NBA insider Ian Begley, multiple teams, including the Mavericks, are exploring potential trades for Grant, who is entering the second year of a lucrative five-year, $160 million deal.

Grant, 30, had a productive season with Portland, averaging 21 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.

Dallas, seeking to bolster its roster for the upcoming season, sees Grant as a versatile forward who can provide scoring and defensive prowess.

The Mavericks’ interest underscores their aggressive approach in pursuing impactful players to complement their core or Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

Grant’s ability to score efficiently and defend multiple positions makes him a valuable asset in today’s NBA landscape.

Portland’s willingness to entertain offers for Grant signals a potential shakeup in their roster strategy.

As trade talks intensify, Dallas aims to assess Grant’s fit within their system and how he can contribute to their playoff aspirations.