The Dallas Mavericks know they need added help and they could get one this summer. Luka Doncic has been phenomenal but the Mavs supporting cast have not been doing their part.

One name that could pique the interest of team owner Mark Cuban is Kyle Lowry. However, he will not come cheap. The 35-year-old has been linked to several teams and money is seen as the main obstacle in getting him.

The Mavs are no different if one factor is in the salary budget. For them to possibly land Lowry, they need to give up some assets. In a suggested trade, Dallas could dangle Dwight Powell and Josh Richardson plus some future picks.

That would be a massive haul for the Raptors and a bit steep for Dallas. But if they want a certified superstar who has a proven track record, not to mention someone who has won an NBA title, the exchange could be worth it

Last season, Lowry averaged 17.2 points, 7.3 assists and 5.4 rebounds in 46 games. These were improved numbers, a reason why multiple teams are interested in him. However, another factor is that injuries are also notable setting in.

Lowry is likely to look for a contract around the vicinity of $25 million. However, he may not settle for a one-year deal. Aware that his NBA career may be coming to a close, the 6-time All-Star wants security to make sure that he is covered as much as possible.

For the Raptors, they remain in play for Lowry. However, the fact that the one-time NBA champion is an unrestricted free agent hardly gives them any leverage in a potential trade. Hence, the Mavs can always go straight to the all-star guard and negotiate without giving up assets.

But as mentioned earlier, it is about making financial room for Lowry. Hence, Powell and Richardson could be offered to other teams to make up for Lowry’s salary, in the event he does consider joining the Mavericks.

According to Adam Borai of Five Reasons Sports, Lowry is looking for an annual deal of $30 million that would span for three years. Those are big numbers although the 6-foot guard is allegedly open to lowering that to $25 million.

Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors Getty Images | Rich Schultz

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