Will the Dallas Mavericks ever get their guy in free agency?
The Mavs track record is not strong here. Repeating the same process and expecting different results is never wise. Dallas has to change something if they plan on landing their top free-agent target in the years to come.
Cap space will be hard to come by for the Mavericks. They already have over $131 million committed in salary for the 2023-2024 season, but that can change quickly. Teams create space or pull off sign-and-trade deals that solve cap issues.
Dallas has Luka Doncic, and stars want to team up. The 23-year-old superstar just led the Mavericks to the Western Conference Finals. Top talent will be attracted to Dallas because of Luka. The Mavs need at least one young talent to headline a potential trade and a full complement of draft picks. Can they land a star? It will likely come via trade instead of free agency, and that won’t be easy.
The Dallas Mavericks suffered another free agent heartbreak in 2022, and there are no signs of the franchise improving its track record, but it only takes one marquee signing to change the narrative. Stay tuned to see if the Mavs can pull it off in the years to come.