Dallas Mavericks: 5 collateral impacts of signing Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Dallas Mavericks: 5 collateral impacts of signing Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Dallas Mavericks plan on winning an NBA title soon. Fans know Luka Doncic said it is his goal for next season, but it won’t be easy to dethrone LeBron James and the Lakers. The Western Conference looks extremely deep with the Warriors returning to join the Clippers and Nuggets in the title picture.

The Mavs need a few more pieces to become a serious title threat but expect them to be conservative this offseason. They can open up a max contract slot next year and would love to add a third star with the primary target being Giannis Antetokounmpo. Keeping the space requires Dallas to hand out one-year or below market value deals this offseason.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst added fuel to the flame on Oct. 13 by stating the Mavericks were in the running for the two-time MVP. The signing makes Dallas the title favorites but would come with secondary impacts. Let us take a closer look.

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Dallas Mavericks signing Giannis Antetokounmpo creates massive changes

The Mavs were the scrappy underdog that was exceeding expectations during the 2019-2020 season. Nobody thought Luka Doncic would be in the running for MVP or make first-team All-NBA. Few had the Mavericks in the playoffs at the start of the season. Dallas was the unexpected team, but signing Giannis would change that. There would be the highest pressure and expectations.

That is far from the only thing. Here are five collateral impacts of the Dallas Mavericks signing Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021.

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