The Dallas Mavericks are searching for upgrades as fans read this article. It is a crucial offseason for the franchise. They have already added a new general manager and head coach. The Mavs need to put the right pieces around Luka Doncic to jump into title contention. Making upgrades this summer is key because the 22-year-old superstar is expected to sign a supermax extension worth over $200 million. The new deal will limit the Mavs future flexibility.
This year’s free-agent class is not star-studded. Kawhi Leonard can opt-out, but he tore his ACL in the playoffs. Leonard is likely to miss at least a significant portion of next season. The other top names are point guards. Will the Mavs make a play for the marquee free agents?
The Athletic’s Shams Charania rumored (subscription required) Dallas among the suitors for free-agent guard Kyle Lowry. The Mavs joined the Lakes, Sixers, Pelicans, and Heat on Charania’s list. The six-time All-Star would be a massive addition for Dallas. Here is a look at what he would bring.
Rumors: Dallas Mavericks eye Kyle Lowry: What would he bring?
The Mavs need another ball-handler and playmaker. Luka averaged 35.7 points, 10.3 assists, and 7.9 rebounds in the playoffs, but Dallas couldn’t advance to the second round. They struggled when Doncic went the bench, and the 22-year-old wore down late in games from caring such a heavy offensive burden.
Lowry would solve those problems. He is one of the league’s best point guards. The veteran led the Raptors to a championship in 2019, can be the second scorer Dallas needs, and his elite shooting should make him a fantastic fit next to Luka in the backcourt. The Mavericks would be significantly improved if they add Lowry.
Will they be able to win the bidding war for his services? Expect every team in the league to be in on the six-time All-Star. The Dallas Mavericks need to improve their roster this summer. Adding Lowry would do that. Stay tuned to see if it becomes a reality.