Thing Dallas Mavericks still need to improve after free agency frenzy: 1. Playmaker
Jalen Brunson’s departure in free agency creates a massive hole in the Mavericks roster. They lost their second-best player for nothing. The 6’1 guard may not have been the ideal co-star for Luka Doncic, but the team did just reach the conference finals. Brunson played a massive role in their success as he averaged 21.6 points per game in the postseason.
The Mavs’ offense was most successful when they had two playmakers on the floor last season. Dallas started Doncic and Brunson with Spencer Dinwiddie coming off the bench. Now, Luka and Dinwiddie are the only two playmakers on the roster. Head coach Jason Kidd let fans know he plans to start Dinwiddie to give his team that secondary creator, but the Mavericks have nobody to fill that third role.
Before acquiring Dinwiddie at the trade deadline, the Mavs faced a similar dilemma. It was clear to every viewer that they did not have enough playmaking on their roster. Now, the Mavericks are going to try it again with Dinwiddie replacing Brunson.
The Dallas Mavericks need playmaking in the worst way. It is an area they will have to address before the offseason turns into training camp. The front office is still searching for trades as they look to round out their roster in hopes of making another deep playoff run. Stay tuned to see what goes down.