The Dallas Mavericks have one of the best players in the world in Luka Doncic. They are fresh off a conference finals appearance, but the Mavs know they will need to upgrade their roster to make it back. Jalen Brunson heads into free agency, and Dallas must retain him, plus fill some holes to take that next step.
Rumors suggest the Mavericks want to acquire a second star, and there has been chatter about working out a sign-and-trade for Zach LaVine. Dallas is light on assets, so landing a second star could be difficult, but that will not stop the Mavs from trying to find a deal.
Fans are already wondering what Nico Harrison, Mark Cuban, and the Mavericks front office will be able to do this summer to improve the roster, and Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer shared his thoughts on his podcast Please Don’t Aggregate This on May 31.
Rumors: Dallas Mavericks likely to make 1 significant roster move this offseason
Fischer was asked about what he believed Dallas would do this summer to upgrade their roster, and fans can see part of his response below.
"Are they going to be in line for a big star this summer? Probably not, but they will be able to make some changes and upgrade. "
"Stein kind of poured water on the Rudy Gobert thing. With Ayton, one thing that is interesting is he’s got the same representatives Luka Doncic does, so is that some synergy that might help there. Maybe, but I also don’t know what the Mavericks could send back to Phoenix in a sign-and-trade that would really make that deal work. So, I don’t really have any specific names for you right now, in terms of actual upgrades, but I think are going to be active, creative, and aggressive, and I do think there is going to be one significant change to their roster in terms of the upper tier of their rotation, but I think it’s a little bit too early to predict what those options are."
Fischer reiterated that he feels the Mavericks will make at least one significant move this summer, but he noted it will likely be “a number three or number four type player” that they add.
If Dallas can make a significant upgrade to their roster upgrade this offseason, they will be in prime position for another deep playoff run. The Western Conference will be loaded next season with the Clippers, Nuggets, Suns, and Grizzlies all looking to join Dallas in the chase to top the Warriors. Even in the opening round of the playoffs, there will be no easy matchups, so the Mavericks must do whatever they can to upgrade their roster this summer.
Can the Dallas Mavericks pull off a significant rotation upgrade? Who can they land? Will it push the Mavs into title contention? Fans will get answers to those questions over the next two months, and it will be fascinating to see what Nico Harrison and the front office can pull off, so please stay tuned.