The Dallas Mavericks reached the Western Conference Finals before being knocked out by the Golden State Warriors. Things ended in disappointing fashion as the Dubs dominated the series to reach their sixth NBA Finals in eight years, but that should do nothing to take away from what the Mavs accomplished. They won their first playoff series since 2011 and proved they are going to be a postseason force for years to come.
Their postseason run shines a brighter spotlight on this offseason. Dallas is just a few pieces away from becoming serious title contenders, but they will be limited in what moves they can make as Luka Doncic and Dorian Finney-Smith both have extensions starting next season. The Mavs are projected to be in the tax before re-signing soon-to-be free agent Jalen Brunson.
There are plenty of questions facing the Mavs this summer. Their postseason run proved a lot, while showcasing the team’s weaknesses. What can Dallas do to plug their holes and reach the next level? Is that the only uncertainty for the Mavericks this summer?
Dallas Mavericks 5 biggest questions heading into the 2022 offseason
The Mavs cap situation will force them to explore the trade market for upgrades. They can re-sign Jalen Brunson using his Bird Rights, but they will be limited to the taxpayer mid-level exception and minimum contracts in free agency.
Dallas holds the 26th overall pick in the draft, but they cannot trade it until draft night. Will the Mavericks find a deal that improves their roster or add a rookie talent for next season?
Those are just the tip of the iceberg, so let us look at the five biggest questions the Dallas Mavericks must answer this offseason.