Why Dallas Mavericks should make another move this offseason: 1. Not enough talent
As the Mavs first-round playoff series wore on, there were fewer and fewer players that Rick Carlisle trusted. In Game 7, all five starters played over 31 minutes. Jalen Brunson saw the most action off the bench at 10.5 minutes. The Mavericks were out of options against a more talented team.
Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown gave Dallas additional pieces, but it is still not enough. Maxi Kleber should be healthier next season and leap back into the circle of trust. Adding in Bullock only leaves seven players that can play significant minutes in a playoff series.
Simply put, Dallas does not have enough talent on their roster to contend for a championship. Luka Doncic could produce at an incredible rate and lift them deep into the playoffs, but they will eventually fall to a deeper and more talented team.
There is still time to add talent. Goran Dragic would be a start. There are other options available to the Dallas Mavericks if they are willing to meet the other team’s asking price. Will they do it? Mark Cuban and company should make it happen, but there are no guarantees.
The Mavericks do not need to be a finished product on day one of training camp. They can still make moves and improve during the season. Let us hope the organization gives us at least one more transaction this offseason, though. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest analysis, news, and rumors on the Mavs. Fans will not want to miss it.