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5 burning questions for Dallas Mavericks ahead of free agency

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4. Can Dallas Mavericks improve their depth in free agency?

The Mavs were a little short on depth in the postseason. Head coach Jason Kidd only had six players he trusted to consistently play more than 15 minutes per game, and the heavy minutes caught up to the Mavericks' role players in the conference finals as their shots stopped falling.

Dallas traded for Christian Wood, but it appears they are going to lose Jalen Brunson. That leaves the Mavericks with just six trusted rotation players in the postseason. The Mavs have four open roster spots, and they must fill them wisely. Ideally, they would sign four players that could be part of their playoff rotation, but that will be difficult.

The Mavericks are over the salary cap, so they are limited to what they can spend. Dallas will have the taxpayer mid-level exception and minimum contracts to use in free agency. Luckily, cap space is at a premium across the league, so the Mavs have a chance to sign a few key pieces.

It will be interesting to see what the Dallas Mavericks do with their final roster spots. Can they find veterans willing to play on the minimum looking for a chance to go on a deep playoff run or is Dallas limited to players still trying to prove themselves in the NBA? The Mavs should be focused on improving their depth this summer.

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