4 reasons why the Dallas Mavericks had an A+ offseason

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3. Re-signing Kyrie Irving

Probably the biggest move that the Mavericks made this offseason was bringing back Kyrie Irving on a team-friendly 3-year, $126 million dollar deal. The reason why this move was so significant is because Kyrie Irving has really good ball-handling skills and can distribute the ball well to teammates. He is also a great scorer and clearly wants to win another championship before he retires from the league.

I think the Mavericks made the right move to bring him back on such a team-friendly contract. The extra money not spent on Irving allowed the Mavericks to make other moves this offseason. One of those moves was being able to trade for Grant Williams.

2. Getting an actual veteran center

One of the things that killed the Mavericks last season was not having a true center. Dwight Powell filled in that role for the Mavericks last season, but he lacked height and skill compared to the other starting centers in the Western Conference.

The Mavericks made a trade during the NBA Draft to get another first-round pick. They traded with the Sacramento Kings and got veteran center Richaun Holmes along with the No. 24 pick in the NBA Draft.

Holmes didn't work out for the Kings, but he will have the chance to fight to be the starting center on opening night for the Mavs.