Dallas Mavericks: How a December start impacts them
The Dallas Mavericks want to jump into the ranks of title contenders next season. Luka Doncic will be leading the way and has recently been installed as the favorite to win MVP. Kristaps Porzingis and a strong cast of role players make the Mavs a team nobody is looking forward to facing in 2021.
They need to make a few moves this offseason to solidify their place among the NBA’s elite. Dallas needs a strong perimeter defender, toughness, and a secondary ball-handler/creator. They have two draft picks plus the mid-level exception to add to their roster. The Mavericks could also explore the trade market to add the necessary pieces.
Fans got news on when the 2020-2021 season will begin, and here is how that impacts the Mavs.
How would a December start impact the Dallas Mavericks?
Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news on when the NBA was planning on getting next season underway on Friday afternoon.
Shams Charania noted that Dec. 22 is the expected start date, which would put the NBA back on its normal schedule, but makes for a short offseason. The draft is set to take place on Nov. 18 with free agency to follow making the turnaround extremely quick. The NBA still needs to sort out the salary cap too.
Finishing the season on time means fans can watch Luka Doncic, Maxi Kleber, Boban Marjanovic, and other Mavericks in Olympics next summer. That would be one positive.
Here are five more impacts a December start to the NBA season would have on the Dallas Mavericks.