Dallas Mavericks 2022 free agency grade: Overall mark
It was a relatively quiet free agency for the Dallas Mavericks. They lost the best player to change teams in free agency this summer and only managed two signings to improve their roster. The Mavs still have an open roster spot, but owner Mark Cuban made it clear the team wants the in-season flexibility to add pieces.
Dallas upgraded their roster this offseason by trading for Christian Wood, drafting Jaden Hardy, and signing JaVale McGee in free agency. Tim Hardaway Jr. will be back from injury, and the team believes they can go on another deep playoff run. Jalen Brunson signing with the Knicks in free agency hurt, but the Mavs still found a way to improve their frontcourt.
Dallas Mavericks overall 2022 free agency grade: C-
Some fans will view the team's free agency as a complete disaster because the Mavs lost Jalen Brunson, but that was just one piece of the puzzle. They used their mid-level exception to add some needed rebounding and rim protection and got a young talent that could be impactful. McGee should be a fantastic pick and roll partner for Luka Doncic, and he could play his best basketball in Dallas.
The Dallas Mavericks far from hit any home runs this offseason, but they did earn a C-minus for their free agency moves as there were two positives and one massive negative that drug the grade down.
The front office must rebound and add a playmaker before the trade deadline. They have not found a suitable trade yet, but one will present itself before February. Stay tuned for what should be a fun and entertaining season in Dallas.