Dallas Mavericks: Ranking the team’s best trade chips heading into the offseason


The Dallas Mavericks have accomplished a feat few teams can by immediately transitioning from one superstar to another. They had an incredible run with Dirk Nowitzki at the helm, but as he declined the future looked bleak. Then, the Mavs traded up to draft Luka Doncic in 2018 and everything changed. He won Rookie of the Year in Nowitzki’s final season before earning first-team All-NBA honors in 2020.

The Mavericks were back in the playoffs for the first time since 2016, but have no plans on stopping there. There is no more being happy with a first-round exit. Luka already let fans know what the team’s goal is next season .

To reach that level, the Mavs will need a few more pieces. They have the superstar, Kristaps Porzingis as the second star, and a strong cast of role players. Dallas needs to improve on the defensive end and add a secondary creator this offseason.

Dallas Mavericks could trade their way into title contention

 


The organization has multiple avenues to explore to improve their roster. They will be light on cap space but have their mid-level exception to sign talent in free agency. The Mavs have two picks in the top 31 in the 2020 NBA Draft, plus their depth allows them to explore the trade market. They could dangle the two picks and role players to try to get an upgrade.

With that in mind, what are the team’s best trade chips this offseason? Here is a countdown of the most valuable things the Dallas Mavericks could offer in any deal.