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Dallas Mavericks: 5 bargain bin free agents to pursue

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The Dallas Mavericks are in the early stages of the most important offseason in franchise history. They have already hired a new general manager and head coach. The Mavs changed their leadership structure for the first time since 2008. Now, they need to improve their roster around Luka Doncic.

The Mavericks have qualified for the playoffs for two straight years, but they have not made it past the first round. Luka has averaged 33.5 points, 9.5 assists, and 8.8 rebounds across his 13 postseason games, despite Dallas not winning a series. They need to support him better if they are going to make a deep playoff run in 2022.

The Mavs have struggled to put the right pieces around their 22-year-old superstar. Doncic is one of the top five players in the league, but they need players that compliment his skill set. That will be one of the goals of the new front office this summer.

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5 bargain bin free agents for the Dallas Mavericks to pursue this offseason

The Mavs need to round out the roster with veterans that can play a role in the playoffs. They struggled to change things up against the Clippers because they did not have those depth pieces. Each of the team’s 15 roster spots is massive. Dallas must add talent and experience to round things out.

They want to add a second star, but the Mavericks need 15 capable rotation players. They could have as many as eight free agents this summer. Here are five players the Dallas Mavericks should pursue on veteran minimum deals.

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