With Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzinis, the Dallas Mavericks definitely have the tools lined up to be a force in the Western Conference for years to come, but they are still missing some key contributors to push them over the edge. In fact, this team really needs that third, high-level player they can rely on for production if they are to elevate themselves to being NBA championship contenders.
Luka Doncic is a true MVP candidate and will be over the course of his career because of how dynamic he is, but he cannot carry this team alone, especially in the Western Conference. This season, outside of Doncic and Porzingis, the Mavs top two scorers are Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jalen Brunson, both of which come off of the bench!
Offensively, the Mavericks have really struggled this season, which is why this offseason, it will be crucial for them to add that third, dynamic scorer and secondary ball handler that can take a ton of stress off of Luka Doncic.
No matter what happens in the postseason this year, the Mavericks are set to have about $21.1M in cap space that they will be able to spend in free agency and/or through a trade to acquire another high-level talent.
So who can the Mavericks pursue in the offseason to add more scorers and ball handlers to their team? Let’s take a look at three secondary ball handlers and scoring options the Mavs can add in the offseason to help turn themselves into a championship contender.