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Dallas Mavericks: 3 things they must do before the start of next season

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Mavericks are coming off of a first-round playoff loss once again at the hands of the LA Clippers. Even though they forced a Game 7, Dallas has to have a bitter taste in their mouth after being up 2-0 in the series with home-court advantage to follow.

The bright side of the series for the Mavericks was the play from their 22-year-old superstar, Luka Doncic. He averaged 35.7 points, 10.3 assists, and 7.9 rebounds during the nail-biting series. Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers were just too much to overcome in the end without a consistent second offensive threat for the Mavs.

The Mavs have to improve the role players around Doncic, but most importantly they need stability in areas where many thought they were strong.

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Dallas Mavericks need to stabilize the organization this offseason

The consensus around the league is that Mark Cuban is an owner that players want to play for, and Rick Carlisle is a top-five head coach in the NBA. Donnie Nelson is the longest-tenured GM in the league with championship experience. So why does Dallas need stability when it seems like they have a fantastic structure set up already?

Well unfortunately for the Mavs, there was a story released on The Athletic (subscription required) by Tim Cato and Sam Amick that states that the front office isn’t as stable as many thought. That cannot be the case when trying to build a title contender around one of the league’s best players.

Here is a closer look at what the Dallas Mavericks need to do heading into the 2021-2022 season.

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