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5 things the Mavericks need to acquire in 2022

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The Dallas Mavericks are treading water to begin the 2021-2022 season. They had high hopes to start the campaign as superstar Luka Doncic was the favorite to win MVP, and the Mavs planned to win their first playoff series since taking home the championship in 2011. New head coach Jason Kidd improved the team’s chemistry, but things have not gone as planned.

Luka played in just 21 of the team’s first 35 games, and missed contests were a massive story during the 2021 portion of the schedule. Dallas had a massive COVID outbreak that put ten players in the health and safety protocols, and the Mavericks are 17-18 heading into 2022. They still plan on moving into the top six in the Western Conference and winning a postseason series.

The goal of owner Mark Cuban and first-year general manager Nico Harrison is to build an annual title contender around Luka, but accomplishing that goal will mean improving the roster. What do the Mavericks need to take that next step?

5 things Dallas Mavericks need to acquire in 2022 to become title contenders

The Mavs have just made moves on the fringes of the rotation since trading for Kristaps Porzingis back in 2019, and it has not worked. They need to improve their roster to become title contenders, but it will not be easy.

Luka Doncic’s extension kicks in next season, and it will put the Mavericks over the cap. Dallas will not be able to add much in free agency, so they need to explore other avenues to improve. Here are five things the Dallas Mavericks must acquire in 2022 to become title contenders.