Mavs Rumors: 3 Free Agents Dallas Should Pursue

The Dallas Mavericks have plenty to consider this offseason after being eliminated in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs for the second straight year. Heading into the July free agency period, these next three names should be on top of the Mavs' list as they look for a boost from also-ran to true championship contender.

C DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers

Jordan is from Houston and is reportedly very interested in a return to Texas withDallas emerging as the favorite to land him if he leaves Los Angeles. The Mavs have Chandler Parsons recruiting him since both are represented by L.A.-based Relativity Sports and agent Dan Fegan. Dallas wants Jordan to be one of the focal points of their next generation (along with Parsons), and view him as the perfect complement to Dirk Nowitzki - and an upgrade over Tyson Chandler.

PF LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers

It now looks like Aldridge is set on leaving Portland, and while the Lakers and Spurs are currently thought of as the favorites to land him, the Mavs have a meeting with him and will pitch the idea of playing in his hometown. He’s averaged over 23 points and 10 rebounds per game while working through a thumb injury that required surgery back in May. Aldridge will get max offers from every team who's got money to spare. The Mavs could be one of them if they can do some creative accounting in the interim.

PF Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors

Golden State is paying Green just $915K this year, but that's going to go up exponentially when he signs his next deal as a restricted free agent. As much as the Warriors would like to keep him, they might not be able to afford it with Klay Thompson’s max extension set to start in 2015-16. The Mavs will likely covet Green's perimeter defense and spot-up shooting, pegging him as a key floor-spacing piece at the four.

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