The Dallas Mavericks made some moves during the frenzy to open free agency, but their roster is still incomplete. President of basketball operations and general manager Nico Harrison addresses some holes in their roster by adding Christian Wood and JaVale McGee. They have more rebounding and rim protection, which are two areas where they struggled mightily in the playoffs. The Mavs also brought back Theo Pinson in free agency, but they are not done.
Dallas has 14 players under contract, but they are not eager to fill their final roster spot. Kevin Durant’s trade request virtually halted the market after the frenzy to open things up. The Mavericks are hoping a trade materializes, and if not, they will just sign someone for the veteran minimum as training camp approaches.
They still need to improve their roster around Luka Doncic after the first wave of offseason moves. Yes, the Mavs found some upgrades, but there are still holes that must be addressed.
3 things Dallas Mavericks still need to improve after free agency frenzy
The Mavs upgraded in the frontcourt, but they lost their second-leading scorer from last season when Jalen Brunson signed with the Knicks in free agency. Dallas failed to even secure a trade exception as JB signed via cap space, and the Mavericks lost him for zero return.
Where should the Dallas Mavericks be looking to upgrade their roster? Here is a closer look at three areas that desperately need addressing if the team plans on making a second straight deep postseason run in 2023.