The Dallas Mavericks have already made two massive moves this offseason. General manager Donnie Nelson and the organization parted ways after 24 years. They also lost head coach Rick Carlisle after more than a decade. The Mavs moved quickly to replace them. Former Nike executive Nico Harrison is taking over as GM and Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd has agreed to be the Mavs head coach. Now, the new leadership is shifting their focus to improving the roster around Luka Doncic.
The Mavericks have been knocked out in the first round of the playoffs for two straight years by the LA Clippers. Luka averaged 35.7 points, 10.3 assists, and 7.9 rebounds over the seven games this season, but it was not enough. Dallas needs to add pieces that can help the 22-year-old superstar win in the postseason.
The Mavs can create as much as $34 million in cap space this summer, and Doncic is eligible to sign a rookie max extension. This is the offseason for Dallas to strike. What moves should they make? How can they improve? Here is a look at their dream offseason.
Constructing the dream offseason for the Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs two key decisions center around two players acquired in their 2019 deal with the New York Knicks. They must choose between re-signing Tim Hardaway Jr. or exploring the free-agent market. Dallas needs more from Kristaps Porzingis, or they will have to find a way to trade him for a second star.
Here is a look at the dream 2021 offseason for the Dallas Mavericks.
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