The Dallas Mavericks are still searching for upgrades. They have an open roster space, and Dallas needs another ball-handler after Jalen Brunson departed in free agency. Luka Doncic will be the team’s top playmaker, but Spencer Dinwiddie is the only other ball-handler on the roster. The Mavs had their most success playing a second point guard next to Doncic last season, and they must have another option.
The NBA’s trade market has been ground to a halt by Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell. Durant requested a trade just before free agency opened, and the Jazz are looking for an incredible offer for Mitchell following their Rudy Gobert trade. Ancillary moves will come off those trades, but there is no pressing deadline to get those deals done.
The Mavericks still owe the 2023 first-round pick to the New York Knicks from the original Kristaps Porzingis trade, and they lack young assets to supplement their offer. Dallas cannot trade for a star player, but who could they acquire before training camp opens in late September?
5 best players the Dallas Mavericks could still trade for this offseason
Multiple teams still have players they would like to move, but no team is in the business of selling low. They know that deadlines maximize returns, which is also slowing down the market.
Multiple teams are trying to enter the race for Victor Wembanyama in the 2023 NBA Draft. Do not be surprised to see the Jazz and Pacers tear things down further before the regular season begins.
Who could the Dallas Mavericks trade for before training camp? Here are the five most realistic fits given what Dallas can offer in a deal.