The Dallas Mavericks are facing the most important offseason in franchise history. They have already hired a new general manager and head coach. The change in leadership comes for the first time since 2008. Now, Dallas must improve the roster around Luka Doncic.
The Mavs pushed the LA Clippers to seven games in the first round of the playoffs but did not have enough firepower. Doncic averaged 35.7 points, 10.3 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per game in the series. His supporting cast was not strong enough. The 22-year-old further proved his superstar status by lifting Slovenia to the Olympics for the first time in their nation’s history. He is one of the top five players in the NBA.
The Mavericks can create cap space this summer, but most experts expect their biggest moves to come via trade. Dallas has had their most success on that front in recent years. They traded for Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, and Tim Hardaway Jr. among others. The Mavs will be active and aggressive this summer.
Pass or pursue on 5 hypothetical Dallas Mavericks trades
As the offseason heats up, the internet goes wild with hypothetical trades. No, the Mavs are not dealing Luka Doncic. Fans may see it proposed somewhere, but it is not happening.
Dallas is limited in trading draft selections too. They already dealt their 2021 and 2023 first-rounders to New York in the Porzingis deal. They would have to remove the top ten protection on the 2023 pick to be able to trade 2025. If they do not, the first selection Dallas can deal this summer is 2027.
Here is a closer look at five realistic deals to determine if the Dallas Mavericks should pass or pursue on the moves.
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