After last year's terrible season which resulted in the Dallas Mavericks missing the playoffs for the first time since Luka Doncic's rookie season, the Mavs have since looked to retool around their young superstar.
Bringing back Kyrie Irving on a three-year deal was a great start but they also needed to add more depth.
The team would then look to improve the defensive side of the ball by signing Dante Exum and Derrick Jones Jr. The Mavs would also go on to trade for forward Grant Williams and draft Dereck Lively II to bolster an otherwise weak defense.
NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal makes viral Mavericks prediction
It goes without saying that this season has huge implications for the Mavericks and Doncic. However, fans seem eagerly optimistic for this upcoming season, including NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal. In his most recent interview with NBA 2K, the former NBA Champion, and other NBA players made predictions for all sorts of different things regarding the NBA this season.
The Dallas Mavericks were O'Neal's choice to win the 2024 NBA Finals, and this sparked fan engagement for hours on social media.
Having Shaq predict the Mavs will win the NBA Championship is obviously a big deal, but the Mavericks will need to prove a lot more than just having a successful offseason if they want to win games.
With how many competitive teams there are in the Western Conference, it could be argued that the Mavericks may not even make the playoffs once again. But with many fresh faces and a full offseason of Doncic and Irving, it's hard not to like this team's odds of making the NBA Playoffs.
The Dallas Mavericks will have a tall mountain to climb if they wish to reach the NBA Finals, but it's not impossible.
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