The Dallas Mavericks had interest in free agent DeMarcus Cousins last offseason. Should they pursue the All-Star center again this summer?
The Dallas Mavericks are going to have cap space to improve their roster this offseason. The organization is also motivated to spend it. The Mavs want to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
They won 33 games in the 2018-2019 season. That put the Mavericks 14th in the loaded Western Conference, though. They finished 24 games behind the first place Warriors and 15 back of the eighth-seeded LA Clippers. The Mavs will need to make a significant improvement to reach the postseason next year.
The front office believes they can do just that. Rookie Luka Doncic took the NBA by storm. The 20-year-old figures to only improve and could be a nightly triple-double threat next season.
The Mavericks also added All-Star Kristaps Porzingis at the trade deadline. He is recovering from a torn ACL and has yet to play a game for the Mavs. Those building blocks provide the foundation for success for years to come.
The West is packed, and Dallas is going to need additional firepower to compete. They could just add pieces and fight for a playoff spot. Adding a third star could push the Mavericks toward title contention, though. They would need to be able to reel in a prized free agent, and the Mavs have struggled to do so in the past.
An interesting target this summer could be DeMarcus Cousins. Dallas was reportedly interested in the four-time All-Star last summer. Cousins is coming off back-to-back significant injuries, though. Let us examine closely if the Dallas Mavericks should target DMC this offseason.