How does Donovan Mitchell trade impact Dallas Mavericks?: 1. Odds to win West improve
The Mitchell trade improved the Mavs' odds of winning the Western Conference in 2023 and beyond as the Utah Jazz will not be contending for at least three years. The Jazz had made the playoffs for six straight years, so there will be changes in the standings next season.
Dallas reached the conference finals in 2022, and they are looking to build on that. Luka Doncic won his first two NBA playoff series, and he is hungry for more. The 23-year-old superstar believes the Mavericks can win the championship this season, and their odds of making the NBA Finals only increased with the Jazz dropping out of the race.
It will not be easy as the Clippers, Nuggets, and Timberwolves expect to join the Warriors, Grizzlies, Suns, and Mavericks as title challengers out West. There is no clear favorite as every team has question marks, but expect the race to the top to be difficult.
Donovan Mitchell heading to the Cleveland Cavaliers improved the Dallas Mavericks' chances of winning the Western Conference and NBA championship because his new team is not quite ready to compete for a ring. Will Dallas capitalize? Stay tuned to find out.