1:39pm: The Mavs took several calls regarding McLemore, but are not expected to pull the trigger on a deal involving the shooting guard, Sam Amick of USA Today Sports tweets.
1:28pm: The Mavericks are making a late push for Ben McLemore, reports Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group and the Cleveland Plain Dealer (Twitter link). Haynes calls the Mavs a darkhorse candidate for the shooting guard. The Kings are reportedly “desperate” to move McLemore with the Bulls, Timberwolves and Cavaliers also in the hunt.
Haynes’ report comes after Mavs GM Donnie Nelson told reporters that Dallas will not be making any moves today. The Mavs reportedly called the Nets about Thaddeus Young, and considering they were unable to strike a deal it is conceivable that they are looking elsewhere.
McLemore, the seventh overall pick from 2013, is making almost $3.157MM in year three of his four-year rookie scale contract. McLemore is averaging 7.7 points per game this year, a figure that is down from his 12.1 points per game last season.