1. Potential to add a new 3rd best player
Choosing the Mavs' third-best player at the end of the season was not easy. Tim Hardaway Jr. likely gets the nod, but mostly based on a lack of other options. Josh Green, Reggie Bullock, Christian Wood, and Maxi Kleber all have cases, but each is best suited as the sixth to eighth-best player on a contending roster.
Coupling the tenth overall pick with their first-rounder in 2027 could get the Mavs a legit number three option. Fans cannot expect a star, but it opened the possibility that the front office can acquire a difference-making 3-and-D wing or center. The team's two rumored targets could be slightly far-fetched, but Dallas has a shot at adding a key piece.
Who will be available depends heavily on what teams are interested in the tenth pick. The available prospects will likely be a few years away from making a significant impact, so Dallas needs to find a retooling team that is looking for another high-upside option.
Re-signing Kyrie Irving is still the top priority for the Dallas Mavericks this offseason. After that, they need to add multiple pieces to return to contention. Will they improve their roster around Luka Doncic? Stay tuned to find out.