The Dallas Mavericks exceeded all expectations in the 2021-2022 season by reaching the Western Conference Finals. Superstar Luka Doncic was incredible during their run, but he got plenty of help. Jalen Brunson averaged over 21 points per game as Dorian Finney-Smith, Reggie Bullock, and Maxi Kleber all played stout defense and knocked down jumpers in the postseason. The Mavs' tight-knit group rose to the challenge and won two playoff series.
Reaching the conference finals raised expectations in Dallas. MFFLs are expecting another deep playoff run in 2023, and the season will be viewed as a disappointment without it. The Mavs will need to upgrade their roster to make it a reality, but it won’t be easy.
Dallas is projected to be over the luxury tax line before re-signing Jalen Brunson. They can use his Bird Rights to bring him back, but it will cost owner Mark Cuban a lot of money. The team is rumored to be shopping their first-round pick, but will they make a trade this offseason?
Will the Dallas Mavericks make a trade this offseason? What will they get in return?
The Mavs want to win now, but Bleacher Report’s Jake Fisher shared the rumor that Dallas is looking to trade their first-round selection at 26th overall for future draft capital. Acquiring a veteran seemed like a no-brainer, but the Mavericks want to deal it to add to their draft reserves, which could open up a larger trade down the line.
Will the Dallas Mavericks make a trade during the 2022 offseason? Can they get an impactful veteran that fills a need back in return? Here is a closer look at what is happening.