Can Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving be the cornerstones of a title contender?

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Rebounding could be a problem for the Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving partnership

Doncic and Irving are both plus-rebounders for guards, but the Mavs are still the worst rebounding team in the league. Dallas is averaging 38.6 rebounds per game for the season and just 38.8 since acquiring Kyrie. Their rebounding percentage is slightly up as well, but the Mavericks are still one of the worst teams in the league on the boards.

Head coach Jason Kidd does not have a trusted option to turn to at the five. The Mavs signed JaVale McGee to replace Dwight Powell as the starting center, but that did not work. Powell is back starting, but he struggles to rebound. The Mavericks' other options are to play small with Maxi Kleber at the five or run with Christian Wood, who struggles mightily on defense.

Would adding one dominant big man solve their rebounding issue? It is not that simple. Adding a big man that does not stretch the floor could clog the paint when Doncic and Irving drive. Who is even available for what the Mavs can offer?

The Dallas Mavericks need to add multiple pieces this offseason, and they all have to chip in on the glass if the team is going to climb out of the basement in rebounding next season.