Dallas Mavericks' newly-signed forward reveals powerful goal for next season

May 23, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams (12) looks on in the fourth
May 23, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams (12) looks on in the fourth / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks made their biggest move of the offseason (other than re-signing Kyrie Irving) last week as they sign-and-traded for the defensive wing from the Boston Celtics, Grant Williams.

The Mavs gave up Reggie Bullock and a pick swap in 2030 in exchange for Williams. Dallas also acquired two second-round picks as part of the deal. The Mavericks won this trade as Bullock's game was declining, and he was on an expiring contract. They got a lot younger and got the better player in Williams.

He can guard multiple positions and is a stone wall on defense. Williams also isn't afraid of anyone and never backs down. The Mavs have needed a player like this, and they finally have one.

Dallas Mavericks' newly-signed forward shares his inspiring goal for next season

On offense, Williams is a catch-and-shoot three-point threat. He shot 39.5 percent from downtown last season and gives Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving another shooter to stretch the floor.

Williams was at the Mavericks' Summer League game against the Philadelphia 76ers and had an interview with ESPN's Kendra Andrews. She asked him about his No. 1 personal goal this season, and here's what he had to say.

"My own personal goals have always been just winning."

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This was a simple, yet powerful answer.

Williams is locked in on winning, and that's the type of player that Dallas needs. They don't need someone that isn't all in on winning. Doncic and Irving's future in Dallas aren't guaranteed after a few years, and the Mavs have to capitalize on winning right now.

Williams seems like he is going to fit Dallas' culture perfectly and be Dallas' stopper on defense.

He seems excited to be on the Mavs and the Mavericks will look to win their first championship since 2011 next season. Williams has played in 61 playoff games during his career and will be ready for whatever role Dallas gives to him.

Stay tuned to see what other moves the Mavs make in free agency and if they add another forward to play alongside Williams.