The Dallas Mavericks entered the offseason with grand plans, but they again failed to land a marquee free agent. Their top target, Kyle Lowry, decided to join the Miami Heat in a sign-and-trade, so Dallas quickly turned to Plan B. They re-signed Tim Hardaway Jr. and Boban Marjanovic before adding Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown. The new duo gives them shooting and wing depth.
The Mavericks' biggest offseason move was getting Luka Doncic to sign a historic five-year $207 million extension. Locking up a superstar player for the next half-decade is massive, but it puts pressure on the team’s leadership to build a title contender around him. The Mavs have four years to get it done or they risk losing Luka.
The Mavs upgraded their roster this offseason by adding two rotation players in Bullock and Sterling Brown, but it was not enough to jump into title contention. Moses Brown was acquired in the Josh Richardson trade with the Celtics, and he gives the Mavericks a center to develop. They are better, but their roster still has holes.
5 weaknesses the Dallas Mavericks still have after free agency
The Mavs know they have weaknesses, and it is the primary reason fans still see rumors circulating, despite Dallas having a full roster. Goran Dragic and Lauri Markkanen are the two names brought up most often because the Mavericks would love to add more talent before training camp.
They are not done. Things may drag out until the trade deadline, but the Dallas Mavericks will upgrade their roster at some point. Here are their five biggest weaknesses heading into the 2021-2022 season.