Why Dallas Mavericks are facing most important offseason: 1. Luka Doncic
It is the first time that the Mavs could be on shaky ground with Luka. He is going to sign his supermax extension this offseason, but that leaves the team five years before the 22-year-old can depart as an unrestricted free agent. Doncic could demand a trade with two seasons left on his deal meaning the Mavericks have three years to build a title contender around Luka.
Doncic is not Dirk. The Mavs will not get the same unwavering loyalty from the 22-year-old that they did from Nowitzki. If the Mavs are not winning, Doncic is going to look to play elsewhere. They need to build a title contender around him and fast.
The Dallas Mavericks must make moves to keep the young superstar happy. They need to upgrade their roster. Luka proved his superstar status in the playoffs. He is one of the top five players in the NBA right now, and his talent deserves to be on a contending team.
The Mavs are facing the most important offseason in franchise history. They have a ton of work to do before training camp beings in October. It will be a wild and franchise-altering four months, so please stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.