3 Huge positives, 2 huge negatives of the Dallas Mavericks offseason

The Dallas Mavericks offseason is all but over, so let's take a look at some positives and negatives.

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving
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2. Positive - Improved wing depth

The Dallas Mavericks wing depth was questionable heading into the 2022-23 regular season. After three grueling playoff series where we saw forwards Reggie Bullock and Dorian Finney-Smith empty the tank in every game the Mavs played, adding another wing was necessary. The Mavericks failed to do so in the 2022 offseason.

Last year, we saw age catch up to both Finney-Smith and Bullock, and both were packaged in trades for other players. Adding more wings to the roster was a necessity this summer, and Dallas did just that.

Trading for forward Grant Williams might have been the best offseason addition the Mavericks made.

Williams will bring a sense of hard-nosed basketball to a team that lacked aggression and passion last year. Not only will Williams hunker down the forward position, but he will also be very complementary to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. His off-ball skills and ability to nail outside shots will make him a primary target of Doncic's famous cross-court passes.

In addition to Williams, Nico Harrison continued his cleverness by adding former NBA Slam Dunk champion Derrick Jones Jr. and Prosper, both of whom will add a much-needed defensive presence off the bench.

Despite being a rookie, Prosper could have a massive role because of the skillset he brings to the Mavericks. His length and defensive capabilities will make it hard for Jason Kidd not to include Prosper in the lineup from Day 1. He will need to develop on offense, but being alongside Doncic and Irving will make it easier.

Jones Jr. will be a nice defensive addition to a team that has revived their wing depth. On offense, Jones Jr.'s lack of shot-making will hamper his ability to stay on the court consistently, but his ability to float above the rim will make him a primary target for Doncic lob passes and create a defensive nightmare on backdoor cuts.