10 Reasons the Dallas Mavericks will be back in NBA Finals next year

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, P.J. Washington
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, P.J. Washington / Adam Glanzman/GettyImages
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3. The new-look Mavericks will have a full offseason together

Continuity is extremely important in the NBA, and most of Dallas' main role players have been on the team for just one season.

Dereck Lively II, Daniel Gafford, P.J. Washington, Derrick Jones Jr., and Dante Exum were all new to the squad this season, and Kyrie Irving has only been on the team for a season and a half. This squad knows what it takes to win in the playoffs, and their deep run in the 2024 NBA Playoffs will help them reach these heights again next season, and that could lead them all the way to the Finals.

Dallas only has two free agents on their 15-man roster (Derrick Jones Jr. and Markieff Morris), and Jones Jr. has already voiced that he wants to return to Dallas while I can see Morris' return to Dallas being likely as well. Morris stepped up as a leader in the locker room this season, and the Mavs will have to decide how important his leadership is to the team.

The core of this squad all being under contract for the foreseeable future is crucial in them building on top of their Finals appearance, and their chemistry will take them to new heights.

Not every team has players who all love playing with each other, and the Mavs are lucky enough to have that. The continuity of the roster will be important this summer, and a full offseason together will allow them to gain chemistry on and off the floor and set their eyes on the Finals once again.