Signing Vucevic would give the Mavericks an interesting lineup. He would play alongside Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic and I do not know how that will look. All three players are great offensively but the Mavericks look like they won’t be that great on the defensive end. Still, that offensive burst will make Mavericks fun to watch.
To sign Vucevic, it may tax a max contract or something to close to that. I don’t know if he deserves that type of money but that might be what it comes down to. It doesn’t look like the Mavericks will be landing one of the bigger superstars so they will have to settle for a second tier star. The good news is that the Mavericks future looks bright right now.
The Mavs will have a high draft pick this year and in a year or two, the Mavericks will be a great team. Planning for the future should be their goal and while Vucevic wouldn’t be my choice, he has played great lately and deserves the opportunity he created for himself.
We won’t see the Mavericks improve too much next year because the Western Conference is just too crowded. I do think the Mavs will be in the playoff hunt but they may fall short unless they are much better than I expect them to be. They will be fun to watch though and with another good draft pick and a free agent signing in 2020, they might rise to stardom the year after.