After an encouraging 2019/20 NBA season, Dallas Mavericks want to take another step and establish themselves as NBA title contenders. In order to do so, the Mavs are reportedly open to trading any player from their roster except stars Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.
In a recently published piece on Dallas Morning News, Brad Townsend detailed Mavericks’ offseason plans and reported that the team’s No.1 goal is to acquire a third star to play alongside Doncic and Porzingis. In order to do so, Mavs are ready to talk about all of their players aside from the duo and would even consider taking bad contracts.
It is unclear which players Mavericks might target, but the chances are that good players in bad situations, like Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal, are at the top of their list.
Townsend also reports that Dallas will look to strengthen the team in other ways. The first is free agency, where they are expected to pursue power forwards Danilo Gallinari and Jerami Grant. Mavs already attempted to trade for Gallinari before the February trade deadline, and there is a mutual interest. Grant, on the other hand, reportedly favors remaining with Denver Nuggets but might change his mind if he receives a big-enough offer.
Mavericks are also interested in landing a lottery draft pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. They have assets to do so, owning a No.18 and No.31 pick at the moment.
It appears that this will be one eventful offseason for Dallas Mavericks. If they managed to go through with their plans, expect the Western Conference road to NBA Finals goes through them in 2020/21.