With Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, the Mavericks have two All-Star caliber players, but they really need that third, high-level player to contend in the Western Conference. Doncic is going to be in the MVP conversation year-in and year-out because of how good he is, but he cannot carry Dallas to a championship alone with Porzingis as his sidekick.
The Mavericks need to add more talent in the offseason in order to be true championship contenders and with them expected to have about $21M in cap space, going out and getting a third All-Star caliber player is very reasonable.
Not to mention, they have some contracts they could move with Josh Richardson ($11.6M) Dwight Powell ($11M), Maxi Kleber ($8.6M) and Willie Cauley-Stein ($4.1M) in order to free up even more cap space. The Mavs have always been a team that is not afraid to go after the best of the best in free agency and be big spenders, which is why we should assume nothing different this year.
It seems more likely that they will look to trade for a third All-Star caliber player, but with plenty of money to play around with, the Dallas Mavericks are definitely in a position to make an enormous leap into the championship conversation.
With Luka Doncic running things, it should not be hard to find players that are interested in coming to the Mavericks and with the winning culture they have, the Mavericks are definitely well positioned to make a major move in the offseason.