The Dallas Mavericks acted fast in free agency. It started with trading Josh Richardson to the Boston Celtics for Moses Brown to clear additional cap space. The Mavs agreed to deals with four players in the first three hours of free agency. Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown give Dallas wing depth, flexibility, and floor spacing around Luka Doncic. The Mavericks also re-signed Tim Hardaway Jr. and Boban Marjanovic.
Dallas failed to accomplish their goals, though. They wanted to jump into title contention by adding a marquee free agent to pair with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. The Mavericks missed out on Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry and were forced to pivot to filling holes in their roster. They would love to add another piece to their playoff rotation this offseason.
The Mavs have 15 players under contract and would need to do it via trade. Who is available? Can the Mavericks make a deal that improves their roster? Let us take a closer look.
Why the Dallas Mavericks cannot trade for a superstar this offseason
Fans would love to see Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, or Ben Simmons wearing Mavs blue next season, but they cannot realistically acquire those players. Dallas still owes the Knicks their 2023 first-round pick and a top ten protection on it means they cannot trade a first-rounder until 2026. The Mavericks just do not have enough assets to win the bidding war for a superstar.
If they decide to make a move, the Mavs will be shopping in the next tier down. Here are five post-free agency trades for the Dallas Mavericks to consider.