1. Starter - Brook Lopez
The absolute dream target for the Dallas Mavericks this summer, if they managed to steal Brook Lopez away from the Milwaukee Bucks, it will have been a perfect offseason.
Fresh off a season where he finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting, Lopez is hitting free agency primed for a big-time payday. Dallas would have to complete a sign-and-trade to land him, but he would be perfect on the Mavericks.
Lopez’s defensive presence would completely transform the way Dallas plays on that side of the ball. They would be able to funnel opposing players into the paint, allowing Lopez to clean up their messes.
Meanwhile, on the offensive end, Lopez would act as a great pick-n-roll and pick-n-pop threat, giving Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving a great weapon to work with, especially with his three-point shooting touch.
That being said, Marc Stein (subscription required) reported that the Bucks are in a good position to bring back both Lopez and Khris Middleton, so the big man may not hit the market.
However, if, by some miracle, Lopez became available and wanted to sign with the Mavericks, it would be a massive win for Dallas. His two-way presence would take them to the next level, inserting them into the championship mix.