Mavs willing to 'take on large salaries' to land star this offseason: report

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - On the cusp of becoming a true championship contender in the Western Conference, it appears that the Dallas Mavericks are ready to do what it takes to reach the next level.

Now, according to a report from the Athletic's Shams Charania, the Mavs are willing to take on salary if means acquiring a star playing to join Luka Doncic, and Kristaps Porzingis.

"The Mavericks are willing to take on large player salaries from a team to acquire a star player, sources say," Charania wrote on Thursday. "Dallas is building the roster around its two stars, Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, and could emerge as a destination for top talent."

Charania did not identify a specific 'star' in his report, but the Mavericks have previously connected various talent over the last few weeks, including Milwaukee Buck's superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, in an earlier report from ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

However, Charania did insert the Mavs into the discussion for Denver Nuggets up-and-coming talent Jerami Grant, who is set to decline his $9.3 million player option to become a free agent this summer.

Grant, who has always been an intriguing talent for the Nuggets, exploded onto the scene in the NBA bubble, and possesses all the necessary traits that the Mavericks are looking for in their front court personnel to put alongside Porzingis.