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Dallas Mavericks: How Lakers acquiring Russell Westbrook impacts Dallas

Dallas Mavericks Russell Westbrook Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
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How Russell Westbrook trade impacts Dallas Mavericks: 1. Odds to win West

Los Angeles traded for Russell Westbrook to improve their chances of winning the championship in 2022, but there are still a lot of questions. The newest Laker shot 31.5 percent from 3-point range last season. Their three stars connected on 32.8 percent of their 658 long-distance attempts. The Lakers will need to add some floor spacers around their Big 3 to contend for a title.

With the remainder of the offseason moves pending, the Dallas Mavericks’ odds of winning the Western Conference improved with the Lakers acquiring Russell Westbrook. Los Angeles is not going to bring back Dennis Schroder and their depth is likely to be diminished with Westbrook’s $44.2 million contract on the books.

The Mavs need to improve their roster this summer to be in serious contention. They must add a star and fill their holes. Dallas needs shooters, defenders, and a secondary creator. Will they be able to sign them on the open market? Stay tuned to find out.

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Los Angeles Lakers fans were pumped about the addition of Russell Westbrook. LeBron James formed another Big 3, but age, health, and massive contracts make this one risky. The deal impacts the Dallas Mavericks and the rest of the NBA. Fans will get to find out exactly how on the court next season.