Ranking newly acquired Dallas Mavericks by immediate impact

Dallas Mavericks, Christian Wood
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The Dallas Mavericks had an up-and-down offseason. It started on a high note by trading four players outside their playoff rotation and their 2022 first-round pick for Christian Wood, but things got worse as Jalen Brunson left to join the Knicks in free agency. Dallas got zero return for their second-best player as the Mavericks failed to work out a sign-and-trade.

The Mavs drafted Jaden Hardy, signed Tyler Dorsey to a two-way contract, and used the majority of their mid-level exception to add JaVale McGee. Tim Hardaway Jr. will be returning from his season-ending injury as Dallas looks to build on their trip to the conference finals. They still have Luka Doncic, so do not count them out.

The Mavericks added four new pieces this summer, and more could be on the way. They only have 14 players under contract and one of their two-way spots remains open. Looking at what they have accomplished so far, which new player makes the biggest impact on day one?

Ranking newly acquired Dallas Mavericks by immediate impact

Fans may not know what to expect from the newest Mavericks. They know Luka is going to be one of the best players in the league, but how will Christian Wood or new starting center JaVale McGee impact the roster?

Dallas did not add a second star. Every newcomer will be asked to play a role in head coach Jason Kidd’s system, but who will take on the most responsibility? Here is a look at each new addition ranked from least to most impactful for the 2022-2023 season.