2019 NBA free agency: Ranking Kevin Durant’s best potential landing spots

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5. Dallas Mavericks

Consider this the half-court shot of long shots, but according to Sports Illustrated‘s Chris Mannix, the Dallas Mavericks will attempt to enter the fray for Kevin Durant’s services. While they’re not considered a prime free agency destination, the thought of a healthy KD joining forces with Year 3 Luka Doncic and a healthy, rust-free Kristaps Porzingis is tantalizing.

That kind of sharpshooting, smooth-passing trio, with KP and KD both capable of defending the interior, would set the Mavs up for immediate contention once Durant returns to action. It’d also give Doncic time to further improve his already dazzling skill-set, and the Unicorn ample opportunities to get back in the groove.

While Dallas might have the ability to sign Durant to a four-year, $164 million max deal, it’s currently unknown if Mark Cuban will even be able to secure a meeting. It’s an enticing potential fit, but the Mavs will likely be on the outside looking in at the four main contenders for KD’s signature.