How much is Mark Cuban to blame for the Dallas Mavericks struggles?
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks roster is in shambles and Mark Cuban needs to spearhead the retool
The Mavs are one of the worst teams in the league on the defensive end of the floor. They have zero rebounding or rim protection to go along with suspect perimeter defense. Dallas cannot get a stop to save its season. That is the first place the Mavericks should be looking to improve this summer, but it won’t be easy.
The Mavs have seven soon-to-be free agents on their roster, but re-signing them all does Dallas little good. If they bring back Kyrie Irving, they won’t have cap space leaving the Mavericks with just their mid-level and bi-annual exceptions to improve their roster.
Everything else would have to come from minimum contracts, the draft, and trades. Dallas can keep their first-round draft pick in 2023 if it falls inside the top ten. If not, the Mavericks will send it to New York to complete the original Kristaps Porzingis trade. Their trade assets are minimal, and the Mavs have a ton of holes to fill.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban must lead the roster retool. They should not try to add a third star or do anything wild. The Mavs need role players and as many as they can find willing to come to Dallas.
Cuban deserves plenty of the blame for the team’s current state, but it is not all on him. The front office, coaching staff, and players have all made plenty of errors this season. Can they bounce back next year? Stay tuned to find out.