The 2011-12 NBA season is over for the Dallas and just one year removed from winning a championship, the Mavericks were swept in the first round by Oklahoma City and now the team will look to make some major changes over the summer.
First up for the front office is the upcoming draft and Dallas is one team that needs to start adding some younger talent. The latest mock experts have the team using their top pick to take shooting guard Terrance Ross from Washington. Ross could develop into a top 10 scorer in the league with his speed and explosiveness around the rim. The youngster is above average at running the floor and can handle the ball like a point guard, but will need to develop more of an outside shot to excel at the pro level.
In round two, look for the Mavericks to add some size and the team will have a couple of decent options late in the draft. Xavier Gibson from Florida State and Robert Sacre from Gonzaga are both decent talents with some size and if available, look for Dallas to add one of these youngsters to help with depth in the front-court.
The biggest story of the summer is likely Deron Williams and where he will end up playing next season. The Dallas native is rumored on the move to the Mavericks, who will have the cap space to sign the All-Star point guard.
This off-season will determine the future success for Dallas as this aging NBA team needs to inject some young talent or risk becoming a non-playoff team in the near future. Look for owner Mark Cuban to add the talent necessary to compete for another title as he has the money and drive to make this one of the most successful franchises in the league.