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Dallas Mavericks rumors roundup: Kawhi Leonard, Mike Conley, and more

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The Dallas Mavericks are going to look vastly different at the start of the 2021-2022 season. Head coach Rick Carlisle departed after 13 seasons at the helm, and the Mavs replaced him with Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd. Dallas also has a new top executive in Nico Harrison, and Kidd is bringing in a new coaching staff. The on-court personnel could be different too.

Luka Doncic will be leading the charge, but the Mavericks can create $34 million in cap space this summer. They want to improve their roster after two straight first-round playoff exits. The goal is to build a title contender around their 22-year-old superstar, but it will take adding some reinforcements.

The rumors are heating up as the NBA Draft approaches. All 30 teams will head to the Barclays Center on July 29, but the Mavs currently do not have a pick. Things will quickly heat up in Dallas as free agency kicks off on Aug. 2. The Mavericks have cap space, and fans have seen plenty of rumors already. Here is a look at the free agents Dallas has already been linked with this offseason.

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Dallas Mavericks rumors: Free agents that have been linked to Mavs

The Mavs must decide on Tim Hardaway Jr. first. Marc Stein reported the organization believes they can re-sign him, but doing so eliminates Dallas from pursuing the marquee free agents. Can the Mavericks jump into title contention by bringing THJ back and making upgrades on the margins? It is the first massive question for the new leadership.

Here is a look at nine rumors linking the Dallas Mavericks to an available free agent this offseason.

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