The Dallas Mavericks had a crazy offseason this year. Mavericks Head Coach Jason Kidd wasn't kidding when he said there will be a lot of new faces on the Mavericks next season. When he said that at the end of the season last year, I laughed out loud, thinking no way that would happen.
Well, here we are about a month from the beginning of the 2023-24 preseason with a bunch of new faces on the Mavericks' roster. It felt like "Christmas in July" with all the moves that the Mavericks made.
A lot of NBA reporters were shocked at how busy the Mavericks were making trades and re-signing key players to the roster. After the dust settled on free agency, NBA Reporters across the United States gave the Mavericks a B average for their offseason grade.
4 reasons why the Dallas Mavericks had an A+ offseason
I just don't know how they came up with that grade, considering the Mavericks made improvements to the roster across the board. Let's take a look at the four reasons why the Mavericks deserve an A+ for their offseason grade this year.
4. Shedding some bad contracts
The Mavericks were able to shed a lot of bad contracts that they had on their roster last season through trades this offseason. They were able to unload David Bertans' terrible contract to Oklahoma City in a trade during the NBA Draft. He was due to make $17 million this year if he remained on the Mavericks' roster.
They were also able to unload Reggie Bullock to the San Antonio Spurs, he is going to make $10.5 million this season. Trading Bullock to the Spurs allowed the Mavs to get Grant Williams through the three-team sign-and-trade.
Mavericks General Manager Nico Harrison deserves an A+ for pulling this off.