8 Centers upgrades Dallas Mavericks could target this offseason

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The Dallas Mavericks must improve their roster after a disappointing season. Nobody expect the franchise to miss the playoffs just one year after reaching the conference finals, but it happened thanks to a late-season collapse that saw them win just seven of their final 25 games.

Re-signing Kyrie Irving is the team's top priority this summer. The eight-time All-Star is an unrestricted free agent, and everyone is wondering if he has already played his final game with the Mavs. Getting Irving back is not enough, though. Dallas must also upgrade their roster, including adding a new starting center.

The Mavs grabbed the fewest rebounds last season and they could not protect the rim. Dallas tried to sign a new starting center last summer, but it did not work out. They must improve at the five this offseason or their doomsday scenario could be on the horizon.

Center upgrade the Dallas Mavericks could target this offseason: 8. Kevin Love

Love will be an unrestricted free agent this summer after being bought out by the Cavaliers to sign with the Heat in February. The five-time All-Star is no longer in his prime, but fans have seen the impact that he can make during the postseason.

Love is still an elite rebounder that can space the floor and initiate some offense. He won a title with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, and the 6’8 big man has played in three NBA Finals.

If the Dallas Mavericks are looking for a stretch five that gives them the freedom to go small, Kevin Love could be the answer. He is not a rim protector, but the 34-year-old would help solve their rebounding woes along with being comfortable playing 20 to 25 minutes per game.

Expect Kevin Love to join a contender in free agency, but will he reunite with Kyrie Irving on the Dallas Mavericks? K-Love supported the eight-time All-Star getting his jersey retired in Cleveland, and Love’s free agency is one to watch this summer.