Will Dallas Mavericks fill final roster spot? Pros and cons of adding another player

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban
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Should the Dallas Mavericks fill their final roster spot?

The Mavericks want to contend for a championship, and they have a clear hole on their roster. General manager Nico Harrison should be searching the trade market for a ball-handler as fans read this article, but owner Mark Cuban’s comments make it seem like the team is content heading into the season.

In a separate interview, Cuban hyped Frank Ntilikina as one of the most underrated Mavericks and a potential answer to the team’s playmaking shortage. The French Prince was drafted as a point guard, but he struggled in that role in New York. Will he take a step forward this season? It is not something the Mavericks should be banking on.

Short of a trade, it makes sense for Dallas to enter the season with just 14 players under contract. No difference-making free agent ball-handlers are left on the market, and the Mavs would be better served with the flexibility to make a trade during the season.

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The Dallas Mavericks roster is far from a finished product. They plan on improving their roster around superstar Luka Doncic until they jump into annual title contention. Will the Mavs pull off a trade before the deadline? Do they find a significant upgrade that makes sense? Stay tuned for what should be a fun and crucial season in Dallas.