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Dallas Mavericks listening to offers on first round draft pick says GM Nico Harrison

Dallas Mavericks, Nico Harrison
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The Dallas Mavericks made a surprise run to the Western Conference Finals, but they enter the offseason unsatisfied. Rebounding and rim protection were massive issues in the playoffs, and general manager and president of basketball of operations Nico Harrison made it clear that the team plans to fill those holes and upgrade their roster.

The additions of Harrison and head coach Jason Kidd last summer proved massive. The decision-maker has already made some wise moves like trading Kristaps Porzingis and signing Reggie Bullock. Coach Kidd preached chemistry and accountability as he installed a defensive-first mentality that helped Dallas reach the conference finals.

Harrison joined the Ben and Skin Show on June 6 to discuss a host of topics, and he let fans know how his team is preparing for the draft.

Dallas Mavericks listening to offers on first-round pick says GM Nico Harrison

Harrison did not have a draft pick in his first season in the role, but Dallas has one this year. They are set to pick 26th overall in the first round. It is the team’s only selection after they dealt their second-rounder to Washington in the Kristaps Porzingis deal.

Harrison talked about the team’s draft prep before being asked if the team planned to trade or keep the selection. Fans can see the Mavericks’ top decision-maker’s response below.

"We’re listening to everything. Teams are calling. We’re going to call teams, and we’re listening to everything. I don’t think we are actively trying to trade our pick, but we are going to listen and if something makes sense and it helps make our team better, we are absolutely going to do it."

The Mavs want to improve their roster above all else this offseason. Will they trade the pick? If the right offer comes along, fans can bank on Dallas trading it for a veteran that is ready to help the Mavericks win right now.

Harrison also had this to say after being asked about the best players wanting to come to Dallas.

"It is safe to say this. I came here thinking Dallas would be a place that top-tier talent wants to come, and I believe with what Jason (Kidd) has created in terms of a culture that has been the case and will continue to be the case."

They would love to add a second star but do not expect the Mavericks to completely blow up their roster to acquire one. Luka Doncic proved he is able to win with talented role players, and the team wants to add more depth and plug some holes in their roster before going star chasing.

The Dallas Mavericks took a massive leap forward this year, and it is just the beginning. Luka Doncic is just 23 and years away from his prime. Nico Harrison and the front office will continue improving the roster around him as they took to bring a second title to Dallas. Stay tuned because the best is yet to come.

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