NBA free agency has been busy as usual, and as usual, the Mavericks have missed out yet again on top targets.
Many signings and trades have been made, but the Mavericks have kept quiet as many of their desired targets made moves across the league.
Kyle Lowry headed to Miami on a sign and trade with the Raptors. Demar DeRozan signed with the Chicago Bulls and Lonzo Ball, who came on a sign and trade deal with the Pelicans.
After a buyout agreement with Oklahoma City, Kemba Walker signed with the New York Knicks. More recently, Kawhi Leonard decided to re-sign with the Clippers.
Many Mavs fans had high expectations for this new front office and have wondered what they are doing after this first week of free agency.
Although not making a blockbuster move just yet, the Mavericks have still been making progress this off-season.
They are getting close to completing Luka Doncic’s supermax extension, which he plans to do before next season. The Mavericks re-signed Tim Hardaway Jr, Boban Marjanovic, and Willie Cauley-Stein, bringing back three pieces from last year’s playoff team.
Dallas also added free agents Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown adding some three-point firepower to the team. Although these are not the Mavericks’ All-Stars were rumored to get, they are strong additions that will help out a lot on the court.
With lots of the big stars already signed, there are few options left but still time for the Mavericks to add more talent to the team. Lauri Markkanen and Dennis Schroder are the names that come to mind. Although injuries have been an issue with Markkanen, the skill is there. Even if the fit is not perfect, he could still be used as trade value in the future.
With Schroder being the last point guard left on the market, he is looking for a new home. He is a great playmaker and would make the Mavericks even more dangerous. The only thing is would the Mavericks be willing to pay him.
There is still enough time if the Mavericks are going to make any more additions this offseason.
With Luka Doncic about to be in Dallas for another five years, they hope they can build around him and bring a championship to Dallas again.
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