The Dallas Mavericks want to build an annual title contender around superstar Luka Doncic. They are fresh off a trip to the Western Conference, and the front office focused on improving the frontcourt this offseason. They traded for Christian Wood and signed JaVale McGee to solve their postseason rebounding and rim protection woes.
The Mavs lost Jalen Brunson this summer as the 6’1 guard decided to sign with the New York Knicks in free agency. He was the team’s second-leading scorer last season, and the 25-year-old keeps improving. It was a difficult blow to see him depart with zero return, but the front office remains active in searching for upgrades.
What should Nico Harrison and the Mavericks front office be looking to acquire over the next year? Can they reach their goal of making the team a title contender around Luka?
5 things the Dallas Mavericks front office should look to accomplish in 2023
Docnic’s max extension has kicked in, so Dallas is not projected to have cap space next summer. They could create some by trading players like Tim Hardaway Jr., Davis Bertans, and Spencer Dinwiddie, but Dallas will only do that if they convince a star free agent to join the team.
Assuming that does not happen, what should the front office be looking to accomplish over the next 365 days? How can they improve the roster around Luka and gear up for an important moment that happens after the 2023 draft? Here is a look at five things the front office should be trying to accomplish next year.