The Dallas Mavericks have experienced a wild 2022 already, and the year is only half over. They were 17-18 and struggling on January 1 before having the second-best record in the league to close the regular season in fourth in the Western Conference. The Mavs won their first playoff series since 2011 and reached the conference finals by upsetting the top-seeded Suns in round two. It was an incredible season.
Dallas got right to work on improving their roster around Luka Doncic as they traded for Christian Wood before the Warriors won the championship. The Mavs created some roster space and filled one of the biggest issues in the playoffs. The 6’10 big man can space the floor and rebound as Dallas opened up three roster spots to add pieces this summer.
Free agency has not even opened yet, but things are already turning sour for Dallas as it appears Jalen Brunson is signing with the New York Knicks. It answers one of the Mavs' biggest offseason questions, but what are the others.
5 burning questions for Dallas Mavericks ahead of free agency
Jalen Brunson choosing the Knicks over the Mavericks is a gut punch. Dallas was just in the conference finals and willing to offer a fifth year, but the 6’1 guard decided to play with his family in New York. Knicks president Leon Rose was Brunson’s first agent, and he is a close family friend. They also hired Jalen’s father as an assistant coach
With Jalen Brunson heading to New York, here are five burning questions the Dallas Mavericks will attempt to answer this offseason.