Dallas Mavericks pivotal change that could still happen: 1. Acquire second star
The biggest move the Mavs could make would be getting Luka Doncic the second star he needs to jump into title contention. It is a free-agent class that lacks star power at the top, which means Dallas would likely have to trade for one. That is difficult because they still owe two first-round picks to the Knicks from Kristaps Porzingis trade, including a protected in 2023. The protections complicated the Mavericks’ ability to trade future first-rounders.
Adding another star talent pivots Dallas from playoff team to title contender. That leap is difficult to make. Finding a player that wants to be on the Mavericks and playing next to Luka Doncic will not be easy. Damian Lillard is the hot name, but he can choose where he plays. Do the Mavs have enough to convince him Dallas is the right place for him?
The Mavericks have experienced a lot of failures in acquiring a star player. They chased one nearly every season with Dirk Nowitzki on the roster and always fell short. Does the Mavs luck finally change? It would be the pivotal offseason shakeup the franchise is searching for this summer.
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