Ranking every move of the Dallas Mavericks' offseason so far

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After missing the playoffs for the first time since Luka Doncic's rookie year last season, the Mavs had to make some moves this summer.

The construction of the team wasn't good enough to contend in the Western Conference, and Dallas had to make some moves to return to being contenders.

Dallas had a strong draft night as they drafted Dereck Lively II and Olivier-Maxence Prosper, all while shedding Davis Bertans' contract. They also traded for Richaun Holmes, giving them another center to add to the rotation.

Ranking every move of the Dallas Mavericks' offseason so far

The Mavs started off free agency with a bang as they re-signed Kyrie Irving to a three-year contract and signed Seth Curry later that night. Re-signing Irving was a necessity for Dallas, as they gave up multiple starters and draft picks to acquire him at the trade deadline last season. They couldn't lose him for nothing.

Dallas also made some other big moves as they acquired Grant Williams in a three-team trade. Williams will bring a new defensive energy to Dallas, and he has the ability to guard multiple positions and guard the other team's best player.

Another move that Dallas made to bolster their defense is signing point guard Dante Exum. He is a good perimeter defender and could see some minutes off the bench. They also re-signed center Dwight Powell to a three-year deal.

After listing a handful of the moves the Mavs made this offseason, now it's time to rank them. Here we rank each move and discuss how each move will affect the team.