All-Star point guard Zach LaVine is reportedly being courted by the Dallas Mavericks, who are interested in teaming him with Slovenian center Luka Doncic to form an NBA-leading backcourt.

After being acquired by the Chicago Bulls in a draft-night trade in 2017, Zach LaVine has played five seasons in Chicago before becoming an unrestricted free agency.

LaVine has made two All-Star teams and has become one of the league’s most efficient high-volume scorers in that time.

Doncic and LaVine to play together next season?

“Trading for [a second star-level] player is the Mavericks’ only expected route to do so this offseason, with no cap flexibility in the near future and a determination to re-sign guard Jalen Brunson that will cement Dallas’ status as a luxury-tax team for the first time since the title run.

Sources nonetheless maintain that one option already being weighed by team brass is the prospect of joining the sign-and-trade bidding for the Chicago Bulls’ Zach LaVine.”

NBA insider Marc Stein