Why Dallas Mavericks are facing most important offseason: 2. Need to hit on moves
The Mavs’ recent misses on transactions have added an extra element of importance to this offseason. In the 2019 offseason, they traded two second-round picks to acquire Delon Wright and signed Seth Curry, Boban Marjanovic, and their own free agents. Dallas had to trade two more second-round picks to get rid of Wright the following offseason. They also swapped Curry for Josh Richardson, who fell out of the rotation in the playoffs.
The Mavs traded for James Johnson and signed Wesley Iwundu last offseason. Both players were dealt to New Orleans for J.J. Redick and Nicolo Melli. The deadline acquisitions combined to play 18 minutes in the playoffs. Redick was injured and Melli was out of the rotation for the final three games.
The Mavericks produced a lot of misses with their recent moves. Since Luka Doncic arrived in Dallas, they have struggled to find the right pieces to put around him. Dallas acquired Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. in 2019. Like most of the moves, the process was correct, but they have not worked out as expected.
The Dallas Mavericks will be back to the drawing board this offseason. Hopefully, they look back at their moves as a success.
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