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Report: Mavericks might trade down in NBA Draft, have playoff aspirations next season

Dallas Mavericks President Donnie Nelson might trade down in the 2018 NBA Draft, according to a new report.
Dallas Mavericks President Donnie Nelson might trade down in the 2018 NBA Draft, according to a new report. Star-Telegram

The Dallas Mavericks currently own the No. 5 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.

But that could change.

"The Kings and Mavericks are open to moving down in the draft, according to multiple league front-office executives," said Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer. "Dallas is trying to compete for the playoffs next season."

A few weeks ago, Sean Devveny of Sporting News reported that Boston might consider trading their No. 27 overall pick and one of their first-round picks in the 2019 NBA Draft to Dallas.

Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge would also likely need to include a young talent such as forward Jaylen Brown or guard Terry Rozier in the deal.

The Celtics reportedly want to take Mohamed Bamba out of Texas with that No. 5 pick.

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki takes batting practice at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, TX, Thursday, June 7, 2018. The Dirk Nowitzki's 2018 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game is set for Friday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco.

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