The Dallas Mavericks have steadily improved this summer by adding depth across the board, especially on the defensive end. That being said, this roster still has much to prove before they should be considered championship contenders. After finishing 38-44 last season, it was abundantly clear the Mavericks' issues were caused by more than just poor play.
A personnel overhaul was overdue and the best solution for Dallas this offseason. With Nico Harrison's newest additions in Dereck Lively II, Olivier-Maxence Prosper, Richaun Holmes, Grant Williams, Seth Curry, and Derrick Jones Jr. slated to bring a much-needed blend of wing defense and shooting to the Mavericks, they are just a starting center away from being considered championship contenders on paper.
However, things don't always go according to how they should be on paper. The Mavericks will need to count on good health if they wish to be within the realm of consideration for contender status this upcoming season.
They also can't afford another Christian Wood situation and will need to ensure that the coaching staff and players are in lockstep the entire year. If they have good chemistry, good health, and none of their new additions fall terribly short of expectations, the Mavericks will presumably have a chance to contend, espcially if they are able to accrue a starting center via trade before the trade deadline.
Championships don't come easy, and with a title window that is largely uncertain, here are five reasons as to why the Mavericks need to go all in next year.