Thing Dallas Mavericks need to acquire in 2022: 1. Second star
Winning an NBA championship with just one superstar is difficult. The Mavs have one in Luka Doncic, but Kristaps Porzingis has not been the second star the organization believed they were acquiring from New York. KP produces over 20 points and eight rebounds per game, and the blocks have improved from last year, but it is not enough.
Availability is always a question with the Unicorn. Can he stay healthy and help the Mavericks make a deep playoff? Stay tuned to find out.
Dallas heavily pursued Kyle Lowry in the summer of 2021 before he agreed to join the Miami Heat in a sign-and-trade. He would have been the perfect fit. Lowry was the second star on the Raptors championship team in 2019, and the veteran is no stranger to leading a locker room, along with being a plus playmaker and defender.
Dallas Mavericks general manager Nico Harrison should be looking for a player that checks multiple boxes. They need to add playmakers that will improve their defense and space the floor while being a vocal leader.
Mavs fans should be looking forward to the Feb. 10 trade deadline, as the trade chatter heats up over the next month. Luka Doncic is a special talent that single-handily had Dallas on the verge of knocking out the Clippers last year. Getting him more help could make the Dallas Mavericks a team nobody wants to face.
Expect plenty of deals over the next month, and The Smoking Cuban will have all the rumors, news, and analysis on the Mavs this season.