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Dallas Mavericks: Constructing the dream offseason

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mark Cuban Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mark Cuban Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks roster and how the financials work

The Mavericks choose to roll with 14 players because of the Kawhi Leonard sign-and-trade. They would have limited flexibility and would be hard-capped. Going with one less player gives them the ability to add talent later in the year. Here is how their roster shakes out.

Dallas Mavericks 2021-2022 season-opening starters

PG: Luka Doncic

SG: Kyle Lowry

SF: Kawhi Leonard

PF: Dorian Finney-Smith

C: Ivica Zubac

Dallas Mavericks bench unit

6. Jalen Brunson

7. Danny Green

8. Maxi Kleber

9. Dwight Howard

10. Garrett Temple

11. Austin Rivers

12. Boban Marjanovic

13. Trey Burke

14. Tyrell Terry

Two-way contracts: Nate Hinton and Tyler Bey

The Mavericks would have $125.4628 million committed in salaries to their 14 standard roster players, which is projected to be significantly below the projected tax apron of $138.928 million. Dallas would be able to add someone on a buyout or make a trade midseason.

Next. What are the chances the Mavs acquire Kawhi Leonard?

Remember, this is the dream offseason. Fans should not be expecting this to happen. The Dallas Mavericks would be extremely fortunate if it did. Supporters should be excited for what promises to be a wild summer. Expect the new front office to make moves, but fans will have to stay tuned to see what goes down.

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