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5 things Dallas Mavericks need to put around Luka Doncic to be true title contenders

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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Thing Dallas Mavericks need around Luka Doncic to be title contenders: 1. Add second star

The biggest question on the mind of every fan is do the Mavs need a second star to be championship contenders? Can they win with Luka Doncic supported by a cast of high-quality role players? Dirk Nowitzki was the lone star on the Mavericks' 2011 championship with a strong supporting cast of role players, so it can be done, but it doesn't happen often.

The Mavs instantly become title contenders if they land another All-Star. Luka Doncic is that good. Finding this piece will be difficult and fit matters. They are not just going to deal whatever it takes to land the first All-Star available. Dallas learned from the original Kristaps Porzingis trade about applying that strategy.

The Mavericks are unlikely to land a second star this summer, but their time will come. Dallas will have more financial flexibility and the ability to trade more draft picks next offseason. That is when they will look to strike and land another marquee talent.

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The Dallas Mavericks will be looking to make a deep playoff run next season no matter what moves they make this offseason. Luka Doncic will give them a chance to win every game, but the Mavs need to upgrade their roster to have a true title contender in Dallas.