Mavs will take on large contracts; want 3rd star
The Mavericks are willing to take on large salaries from a team to acquire a star player, sources say. Dallas is building the roster around its two stars, Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, and could emerge as a destination for top talent.
Source: Shams Charania of The Athletic
ANALYSIS: Mark Cuban and the Dallas front office do not seem overly concerned about hitting the luxury tax as they have their eyes set out on building a championship roster. Dallas, who has been rumored to be interested in pursuing Antetokounmpo, will aggressively look at adding a third star to form a Big Three that would include Doncic and Porzingis. Porzingis has had his injury scares, but Dallas is very confident that he can be the same guy that was lighting up the NBA while in New York. And we all know what Luka Doncic can do on the floor with the ball in his hands.
It will be interesting to see which star players (besides Giannis) the Mavericks will pursue this offseason.