The Dallas Mavericks are just beginning the most important offseason in franchise history. They have hired a new general manager and head coach. Donnie Nelson and Rick Carlisle departed the organization after more than three decades combined in Dallas. They were replaced by Nico Harrison and Jason Kidd with Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki, and Michael Finley remaining to give the Mavs five key decision-makers moving forward. They will now be tasked with improving the roster.
Luka Doncic was unstoppable in the playoffs. He averaged 35.7 points, 10.3 assists, and 7.9 rebounds in the series. The Mavericks won three games at the Staples Center in Los Angeles but fell to the Clippers in seven. No matter how well Luka played, his supporting cast was not good enough for the Mavericks to advance to the second round.
Owner Mark Cuban noted the Mavs need a second scorer this offseason. Damian Lillard, one of the best scorers in the league, could become available. Let us look at the latest with his situation before breaking down the odds that the Mavericks can acquire him.
Could Dallas Mavericks trade for Damian Lillard this offseason?
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports dropped the rumor that Lillard could be looking to leave the Trail Blazers this offseason. Dame has played his entire nine-year NBA career in Portland. He has been extremely loyal and talked on numerous occasions of seeing out his entire career with one team like Dirk Nowitzki.
Ultimately, Lillard wants to win. The Trail Blazers have been knocked out in the first round of the playoffs four times in the last five years. Could the 31-year-old point guard be on the move? Can are the chances he ends up in Dallas? Let us take a closer look.
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