Glaring hole Dallas Mavericks need to fix this offseason: 1. Secondary creator
Luka Doncic is averaging 28.6 points, 8.9 assists, and 8.0 rebounds per game this season. He is shooting 48.6 percent from the field, 35.3 percent on his 3-point tries, and 72.8 percent from the foul line. He is producing all that while leading the league in time of possession and sitting third in usage. Luka is unstoppable when defenses know he is going to do it all for the Mavericks.
Imagine the 22-year-old superstar having another ball-handler to play off of, though. Fans saw in the bubble that the Mavs were more dangerous with Trey Burke on the floor taking a bit of pressure off Doncic. Jalen Brunson’s emergence has had a similar impact this season.
The Mavericks would love to add a capable 20-point per game scorer that can handle the ball and make plays. It would free Luka up to play off the ball in spurts and make Dallas even more dangerous. The Mavs pursued Kemba Walker when they had cap space in 2019. Expect them to be after another playmaker this summer.
Adding a secondary creator could push the Dallas Mavericks into title contention. They are only one or two pieces away. The Mavs have found the most difficult piece as Luka Doncic has the look of an all-time great. Now, they just need to put the players around him that lifts Dallas into the NBA’s elite. Fixing their holes will go along away. Stay tuned to see what move the Mavericks make this offseason.