The Dallas Mavericks were already facing a pivotal offseason after they were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight. Luka Doncic is eligible for a rookie max extension this offseason, but his accelerated rise put pressure on the Mavs to win now.
This offseason reached a higher level of importance after the departures of Donnie Nelson and Rick Carlisle. Dallas was suddenly searching for a new general manager and head coach before their crucial offseason could get fully underway. It was the first time since the mid-2000s that either job had been open in Dallas.
Owner Mark Cuban and the Mavericks moved quickly to add Nico Harrison as general manager and Jason Kidd to be their next head coach. The moves were made official on June 28, but Dallas is far from done this offseason.
5 pivotal changes the Dallas Mavericks could still make this offseason
Change in leadership usually sparks additional moves. Cuban retained the final say in all decisions, but Harrison and Kidd will bring new ideas to the table. Michael Finley is also expected to have additional say. The new ideas and perspectives could spark more changes.
The Mavs planned on improving the roster around Luka Doncic before they made the front office shakeup. More moves are coming. They can create cap space and figure to be active on the trade market. Dallas wants to jump into title contention next season, and they know it will take a roster shakeup to make that a reality.
Here are five pivotal changes that could still happen for the Dallas Mavericks this summer.
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