Ranking the Dallas Mavericks’ Biggest 2015 NBA Draft Needs

June 16th, 2015 by Daniel O'Brien Leave a reply »

A roller-coaster 2015 campaign has set the stage for an entertaining, unpredictable offseason for head coach Rick Carlisle's Dallas Mavericks. 

First up on the docket is the NBA draft, where the club will aim to enhance their playoff rotation while building for the future. The 50-win squad will probably see several departures via free agency, so there's a smattering of holes to address.

Dallas' midseason acquisition of star point guard Rajon Rondo turned into a tumultuous chemistry experiment. The veteran floor general is likely out the door via free agency, as Carlisle indicated to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com. The Mavs will also have to make a decision on Tyson Chandler, whose contract is up. In addition, a slew of bench players are free agents, and shooting guard Monta Ellis may opt out of his 2015-16 salary.

General manager Donnie Nelson will pursue some proven stars like LaMarcus Aldridge to help Dirk Nowitzki make a final run at another title. But first, the draft is an opportunity to add some quality rotational assets on the cheap.

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