Two years ago, the Dallas Mavericks made an impressive run to the Western Conference finals. But this past season, they failed to even make the Play-In Tournament.
And while they weren’t able to capitalize on the move for Irving with a playoff birth, the Mavericks undoubtedly had the team’s long-term future in mind when they made the move.
Heading into the offseason, the Mavericks had one goal in mind - put a competitive team around Luka Doncic. And so far, the moves they have made have been with that in mind.
The biggest moves of the summer for Dallas so far have included two trades at the NBA Draft, re-signing Irving to a new contract, signing Seth Curry in free agency, signing Dante Exum to a one-year deal, handing Matisse Thybulle an offer sheet, and most recently, trading for Grant Williams.
Again, all of these moves have been made with the goal of making it back to the postseason next year and, more realistically, with the ultimate goal of winning a championship.
That being said, not all of these moves were created equal.
Some were great for the Mavericks, some were very average, and one was questionable at best and deserves a poor grade.
So, with all that in mind, let’s break down the Mavericks’ summer moves thus far and give each one a letter grade, creating Dallas’ offseason report card.