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Dallas Mavericks: 5 free agent targets to watch in second round of playoffs

Dallas Mavericks John Collins Maxi Kleber Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks John Collins Maxi Kleber Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks John Collins Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks were bounced in the first round of the playoffs by the LA Clippers for the second straight year. Luka Doncic was otherworldly in the postseason, but Dallas has not advanced past the first round since winning the title in 2011. They employ one of the top five players in the NBA, and the Mavs want to jump into title contention next season.

An important offseason lies ahead for the franchise. Dallas can create around $34 million in cap space if they renounce their free agents. They must decide between retaining their current talent and searching for upgrades on the open market. The Mavs could also be heavily involved in trade talks.

The front office plans on being active and aggressive to improve the roster this offseason. Fan excitement is building around who the Mavericks could add. Here are five potential targets to watch in the second round of the playoffs.

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 Dallas Mavericks free-agent targets to watch in second round of playoffs

The Mavericks want to improve their defense, shooting, and ball-handling. They made it clear they would like to acquire someone to limit Luka Doncic’s workload slightly. Adding defense and floor spacing to surround the 22-year-old are the keys to jumping into title contention. Finding the right pieces is the toughest part for the front office.

The NBA Playoffs are in the second round with plenty of juicy matchups in full swing. Multiple soon-to-be free agents are gaining valuable postseason experience from stars to role players. Here are five the Dallas Mavericks could target this offseason.

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