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Dallas Mavericks: Odds they can acquire Kawhi Leonard this offseason

Dallas Mavericks Kawhi Leonard Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Mavericks were knocked out by Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year. They won the first two games on the road before two superstar performances from Kawhi in Dallas helped even the series. The Mavs won again in Los Angeles only for the Klaw to go off in the final two games to lift the Clippers into the second round. Luka Doncic was phenomenal in the series, but Kawhi got the last laugh.

Back-to-back first-round exits have the Mavericks making changes. General manager Donnie Nelson and head coach Rick Carlisle have both left the organization. The Mavericks tabbed former Nike executive Nico Harrison for their top executive role and Jason Kidd as head coach. The Mavs plan on upgrading their roster this offseason to give Luka more help.

The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor tabbed the Mavericks as one of three teams with the best shots at luring Kawhi away from the Clippers this offseason. What are the chances the 30-year-old superstar comes to Dallas?

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Can the Dallas Mavericks acquire Kawhi Leonard this offseason?

Leonard has a $36.0 million player option for next season. He suffered a knee injury in the second round of the playoffs that kept him out for the Western Conference Finals, but Kawhi has no reason to opt-in. He is going to get another max deal on the open market. Expect the 30-year-old to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Will Kawhi Leonard re-sign with the LA Clippers? What are the Dallas Mavericks’ chances of acquiring the five-time All-Star? Let us take a closer look.

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