Dallas Mavericks: 8 possible trades that make them title contenders
The Dallas Mavericks are a team on the rise. They were back in the playoffs for the first time since 2016. The Mavs pushed the LA Clippers to six games including winning one without Kristaps Porzingis. Luka Doncic had his incredible talents on full display during the Orlando restart.
The Mavs will be looking to take another step forward in 2021. The future is bright. Dallas wants it to include multiple championship runs. Finding the pieces to make that happen will not be easy. They have a superstar in Doncic. Porzingis is a fantastic running mate. The Mavericks have multiple capable role players too. They are just one or two pieces away from making the leap into title contention.
The Mavs would love to join those ranks next season. They figure to be light on cap space, though. Dallas will have the mid-level exception to use, but that will be all in free agency. The rest of the improvements will have to come through the draft, trades, and minimum contracts. With that in mind, here are a few deals that could move the needle.
8 possible trades that make the Dallas Mavericks title contenders
First, the Mavs are not trading Luka Doncic or Kristaps Porzingis. Both players are locked in long-term and give Dallas a bright future. The rest of the roster is on the table if the move pushes Dallas into title contention.
Here are eight trades that make the Dallas Mavericks title contenders in 2021.
Disclaimer: These are all hypothetical moves. They are not rumors or based on any factual information unless otherwise noted. These are eight theoretical moves to improve the team.