The Dallas Mavericks have made two straight playoff appearances with superstar Luka Doncic leading their charge. They were eliminated in the first round both times by the LA Clippers. The Mavs pushed them to seven games behind an unbelievable series from Doncic, but it was not enough.
Fans have marked this offseason on their calendar since signing Kristaps Porzingis to a max contract in 2019. The Mavericks have cap space and the opportunity to improve their roster. The free-agent class lost some of its luster with Giannis Antetokounmpo and other big names re-signing with their current teams, but it is still an opportunity for Dallas to add talent.
The Mavericks key offseason got much more important after the departures of president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson and head coach Rick Carlisle. They will be looking for two key decision-makers before trying to upgrade their roster. Here is an in-depth look at why this is the most important offseason in franchise history.
Why this is the most important offseason in Dallas Mavericks history
The Mavs are no stranger to an important offseason. They continually kept cap space open during the Dirk Nowitzki era in hopes of landing another star, but it never worked out. Dallas won the title in 2011 without that second standout. The organization is facing a similar offseason with Luka Doncic in the starring role, but now they are searching for an executive and a coach too.
Here is an in-depth look at five reasons why this is the most important offseason in Dallas Mavericks’ history.
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