Rumors: Dallas Mavericks interested in combo forwards ahead of trade deadline

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 25: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson #4 of the Toronto Raptors reacts during the first half of an NBA game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Scotiabank Arena on November 25, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

The Dallas Mavericks have reportedly looked into the possibility of trading for a combo forward by the Feb. 6 trade deadline.

The Mavericks have “kicked tires” on both Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Charlotte Hornets and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson of the Toronto Raptors, according to Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News.

Discussions are only exploratory so far.

The Mavericks also recently traded for Willie Cauley-Stein, after losing Dwight Powell to a season-ending Achilles injury.

Kidd-Gilchrist has only appeared in 12 games for the Hornets, but still could provide some defense and rebounding.

For his career, he is averaging 8.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, while shooting 47.5 percent from the field.

Hollis-Jefferson is in his first season with the Raptors, appearing in 38 games this season.

He is averaging 7.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 46.7 percent from the field.

At times, Hollis-Jefferson has been a solid contributor off the bench with the Raptors dealing with multiple injuries thoughout the season.

The Mavericks are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016 and they have been one of the more active teams before the trade deadline.