The Dallas Mavericks have made the playoffs two straight years behind Luka Doncic, but they were knocked out in the first round both times. Dallas has not won a playoff series since bringing home the championship in 2011.
Owner Mark Cuban shook things up this offseason because the Mavs are not satisfied. They want to win a championship with Luka leading the way. General manager and president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson was let go with Nico Harrison hired to replace him. Head coach Rick Carlisle resigned with the Mavericks bringing in Jason Kidd to fill the role. The organization agreed to sign four players in the first three hours of free agency to improve their roster too.
The Mavs made moves but were they enough for the team to become title contenders in 2022 and beyond? Let us take a look at the transactions before examining if it was enough and what could be next for Dallas.
Who did the Dallas Mavericks add to their roster this offseason?
The Mavs did not have a draft pick, so they started things with a trade. Josh Richardson was sent to Boston with Moses Brown coming back in return. The 21-year-old gives them a center to develop moving forward. Dallas added Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown in free agency to improve their floor spacing, perimeter defense, and wing depth. They re-signed both Tim Hardaway Jr. and Boban Marjanovic. Arguably the Mavs’ most important piece of business was inking Luka Doncic to a five-year supermax extension.
Were those moves enough to jump the Dallas Mavericks into title contention?