WIth Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis healthy, the Mavericks definitely have one of the better duos in the Western Conference in terms of offensive production, but this team is going to have to make some moves in the NBA offseason if they are to be true title contenders.
This season, the Mavericks have been great as of late, as they are comfortably in the playoff picture in the Western Conference as the 7-seed, but realistically, it is hard to see this team making any noise come playoff time. They may win a game or two, but if they are to go up against the Jazz, Clippers or Suns in the first-round, it is hard to see them winning that series.
Dallas just does not have the firepower and depth that other teams in the Western Conference have and while they have a complete mismatch of a player in Porzingis and a legit MVP candidate in Luka Doncic, they are still missing those key, consistent pieces around these guys.
Josh Richardson, Tim Hardaway Jr, Jalen Brunson and Dorian Finney-Smith have all stepped up at times this season in different areas, but all four of these guys have been inconsistent options all season long.
As a result, expect the Mavericks to make some moves in the offseason to bolster their overall roster depth and skill. With over $20M in projected cap space this offseason, Dallas could definitely go after some guys with bigger contracts, which is why Eric Gordon is a viable trade target for them.
The veteran guard knows what it takes to win in this league and while he is 32-years-old, he can still play at a high-level and make a difference for Dallas in or out of the starting rotation. With that said, let’s take a look at how the Mavericks could get this deal done with the Rockets.