By being active in the trade market and exploiting the rules of restricted free agency and offer sheets, Dallas may be re-entering the title picture once again.
Michael Pina at Sports on Earth broke that down here:
No team -- save the Cleveland Cavaliers, for obvious reasons -- has had a more pleasantly surprising offseason than the Dallas Mavericks. They filled a glaring hole, added a rising star and filled the margins with cheap, veteran production.
With Dirk Nowitzi still hanging on as a dark horse MVP candidate and Rick Carlisle functioning as the second best coach in the league, Dallas is perhaps once again on the brink of another title run.
There's a lot of room for optimism in Dallas, but which offseason acquisition should have the biggest impact this season?
Based solely on what they should be able to provide on both ends this season, we'll rank the Mavericks' top five pickups this offseason.