The Dallas Mavericks are a team that sounds like they are going to go for it this NBA season. This might be the last chance they can swing a sizable deal as Luka Doncic’s max rookie extension kicks in at the beginning of next season.
All of the moves that the Mavericks made in free agency this past offseason have not paid off as they had hoped they would. Reggie Bullock has seen a massive regression in his shooting from last season with the New York Knicks. Tim Hardaway Jr. has seen a drop in his production since signing a four-year, $75 million deal.
Dallas could look to move on from those deals, especially if they want to have a chance to re-sign impending unrestricted free agents Jalen Brunson and Dorian Finney-Smith.
A salary dump of that size is likely easier to pull off during the regular season. For now, the Mavericks will be looking to make upgrades to the roster.
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The frontcourt sounds like where they will focus their efforts. Two players they have set their sights on are Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers and John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks.
Turner has been available for years, while Collins is growing increasingly frustrated with his role and could look for a change of scenery.
Acquiring either player will not be easy as there will be a ton of interest in them, driving up the price. But, Mark Cuban wants a winner in Dallas and they will do whatever they can. Here is a hypothetical deal that they could choose to offer for Collins.