Dallas Mavericks: 5 targets that would bring the team toughness next season
The Dallas Mavericks made the playoffs for the first time since 2016. The LA Clippers knocked them out in the first round in six games. Luka Doncic announced his presence as a top-five player in the NBA, but it was not enough.
The Clippers were the tougher and more physical team in the series. They outrebounded the Mavs by 19 over the six games. The team that grabbed more won every game in the series. Marcus Morris and the Clippers played tough physical defense on Luka. They tried to get under his skin. Things escalated until Morris was ejected in game six after a Flagrant 2 foul.
The Mavericks could not match that toughness. It is an area they should look to improve next season. Morris will be an unrestricted free agent but expect Dallas not to be interested after this series. There are other options, though.
5 players the Dallas Mavericks could acquire that would bring toughness
Fire and toughness come in multiple forms. Patrick Beverley brings it on the perimeter. He is the type of player who brings energy, effort, and plays in your face the entire game. Pat Bev has two more years on his contract, and the Clippers are not parting with him. There are also the bruisers inside or forwards like Morris.
The Dallas Mavericks will be in the market to add it in one form or another this offseason. Here are five players that could fill their need next season.
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