Mavericks: 5 players who might have played their final game with Mavs
Dallas Mavericks: 5 players who might have played their final game with Dallas
The Dallas Mavericks surprised a ton of people during the 2019-2020 season. Most viewed them as a fringe playoff challenger led by a promising young talent in Luka Doncic. Few envisioned the Mavs virtually locking up a postseason berth at the All-Star break as Doncic played his way onto the All-NBA first-team, but it happened. The Mavericks think it is only the beginning. The 21-year-old superstar plans on leading the team into title contention in 2021.
The Mavs’ success went beyond Luka. Kristaps Porzingis returned to his All-Star form during the season’s restart. A number of role players produced the most efficient stats of their career with Doncic feeding them the ball as the Mavs finished with the best offensive rating in NBA history. Team chemistry was a massive part of their success this season.
The season ended with Dallas being knocked out in the first round of the playoffs by the LA Clippers. They made it a series, and things may have been different if Porzingis did not tear his meniscus. The Mavs want to continue improving in 2021.
Dallas Mavericks planning to shake up their roster this offseason
The Mavericks making the jump into title contention means adding a few pieces. They finished 18th in defensive rating, but Dallas wants to be in the top ten next season. Expect the Mavs to make some moves this offseason.
Adding pieces means letting go of a few current players. Here are five that might have played their final game with the Dallas Mavericks.