5 Reasons the Dallas Mavericks should go all in next year

The Dallas Mavericks are in a precarious situation, and while no one is expecting a championship with the current roster, the clock is ticking for Dallas to cash in on their championship window.
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5. Danger of a Luka Doncic trade request

Luka Doncic has shown no signs or desire to leave the Dallas Mavericks, but after finishing 38-44 last season, media and fan speculation ran rampant at the thought of Doncic becoming disgruntled and wanting to get out of Dallas. Doncic has maintained a strong position of loyalty to Dallas, but how much would it take for him to ask out?

There's a stigma that European superstars are more humble and loyal because of Dirk Nowitzki and Giannis Antetokounmpo (so far) remained dedicated to their franchises amidst seasons of adversity before finally winning a championship.

However, there isn't a big enough sample size to back up this stereotype, and the Mavericks' brain trust can't operate from a position of leverage when it comes to Doncic's desire or non-desire to remain in Dallas.

Doncic seems like a very loyal guy, as he stayed with the Spanish basketball club Real Madrid from the age of 13 until he was selected by Dallas in the 2018 NBA Draft, but assumptions get you nowhere in the harsh business that is the NBA transaction game.

Members of the Mavericks' organization and fans alike certainly may think Doncic would be just as loyal as Nowitzki because of how spoiled they were to have gotten 21 seasons of Dirk in Dallas, but the Mavericks need to field the best roster they possibly can this season, and every other season Doncic is in Dallas if they want to definitively secure him on another long-term contract past this one.