The Dallas Mavericks are gearing up for the regular season. They added Reggie Bullock, Sterling Brown, and Moses Brown this offseason. The Mavs also extended Luka Doncic and brought back Tim Hardaway Jr., Willie Cauley-Stein, and Boban Marjanovic. The organization dreamed of adding another star, but could not land one. They improved, but was enough to jump into title contention?
The Mavericks did not jump into the upper echelon, but they may not be done. Yes, the team rounded out their 20-man training camp roster on Aug. 21, but there is more than a month before it kicks off. That leaves plenty of time for Dallas to make another move.
They are interested in adding more talent. The rumors keep rolling out. When there is smoke, there is fire in the NBA. The Mavs want to upgrade their roster, but who could they acquire before training camp begins?
Players the Dallas Mavericks could acquire before training camp begins
Some teams are going to wait until closer to the trade deadline to clear their roster crunches because they want to maximize their returns. Multiple star players could become available, but likely won’t be dealt before the regular season begins. Bradley Beal and Ben Simmons lead that list. Others like Eric Gordon, Tomas Satoransky, and Derrick Favors could all be moved now.
The Cavaliers have an interesting decision to make on Collin Sexton. The 22-year-old enters the final year of his contract. Cleveland can make him a restricted free agent next summer, but are they willing to pay him? If not, Sexton could be dealt before the trade deadline.
Those players are all options for the Dallas Mavericks, but here are the five players they could still acquire before training camp begins.