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How can the Mavericks build a title contender around Luka Doncic?

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks need to fill in with complementary pieces and veterans around Luka Doncic

After acquiring a second star, the Mavs need to find the right pieces to round out their roster. They will need starters with complementary skill sets. Luka Doncic must have a strong pick and roll partner that can create havoc at the rim. They also want shooting and another playmaker flanking the 22-year-old superstar.

Dallas has some of those pieces, but they may need to trade them to acquire a second star.

The Mavericks must round out the back end of their roster with veterans if they want to win the championship. Having experienced players that will be calming influences in the locker room is massive for a championship team. Dallas likes taking shots on upside at the end of the bench, but they need vets that can play a role and are satisfied with limited minutes.

The Dallas Mavericks are close to title contention than everyone realizes. They already have the superstar that is going to perform his best on the biggest stages. Now, they need to co-star and the role players to jump into the title picture. Acquiring those pieces under cap constraints will not be easy, but Nico Harrison will try his best to make it a reality.

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Expect more changes this summer as the Mavs look to take that next step, and be ready for the roster to look completely different when they are ready to contend for the title.