The Dallas Mavericks did not accomplish all of their offseason goals. They wanted to add a marquee free agent and had their sights set on upgrading the supporting cast around superstar Luka Doncic. The Mavs prioritized new deals for Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Boban Marjanovic that all got done. Yes, they faltered in landing the big man free agent, but Dallas improved by signing Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown.
The Mavericks are set up to make more moves too. They still have a $10.9 million trade exception to use before July 31, 2022, and the desire to add talent. The Goran Dragic rumors will persistent until he finds a new home, but he is far from the only player Dallas could acquire this season. Multiple moves could arise before the playoffs begin in April.
Do not count the Mavs out. They were so close to upsetting the LA Clippers in the first round of the playoffs last season, and Dallas is a better team right now. NBA.com released their first set of Power Rankings for the new season, and some fans were surprised where the Mavs landed. Let us take a closer look.
Dallas Mavericks 4th in NBA’s Western Conference Power Rankings
The Suns, Lakers, and Jazz enter the new season as the three favorites in the West. It is difficult to argue as Phoenix and Utah had the two best regular season records in the NBA last season, and the Lakers have LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook. The race for fourth in the conference is wide open.
The Clippers and Nuggets will be without one of their star players for a significant stretch of the 2021-2022 regular season after both Jamal Murray and Kawhi Leonard suffered torn ACLs. Golden State is expecting Klay Thompson to return to the lineup around Christmas Day meaning he will miss the first two months of the season. Dallas is the healthiest and most dangerous team after the top three.
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