Dallas Mavericks: Why do they keep striking out in free agency?

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What to expect in free agency for the Dallas Mavericks moving forward

What the Mavs accomplish in the 2020-2021 season will have a massive impact on what fans should expect in free agency. That may sound foolish but look around. Former All-Stars are mostly re-signing with their team or teaming up to win a championship. LeBron goes and talent flocks there. The Warriors get veterans on below market value deals every year, plus Kevin Durant joined them the season the salary cap spiked. Winning matter.

If Luka Doncic can finish in the top two in MVP voting and the Mavericks advance to at least the second round of the playoffs, their chances of signing a star player increase significantly. Giannis Antetokounmpo or any star could be dreaming of winning it all next to Luka and Kristaps Porzingis. The Unicorn staying healthy and making a massive playoff impact would help tremendously too.

Fans need to keep their expectations in check, though. The Mavericks had a successful offseason in 2020. It was not flashy and national pundits won’t be writing 10,000-word columns on it, but the Mavericks improved. They will compete for a top-four seed in the deep Western Conference and plan on winning their first playoff series since taking home the title in 2011.

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Accomplishing those goals will help them land their top target in free agency 2021, so stay tuned.