The Dallas Mavericks does not need a second star as of now, but to improve their execution in the bigger stage and crunch time, per team’s governor Mark Cuban. Cuban shared his opinion in a discussion with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks.
“We hadn’t been out of the first round in ten years and so a lot of it was execution and talking to our guys during the series (vs Warriors), Cuban said (h/t Eurohoops). “That was the thing that kept coming up,” he continued.
The Dallas Mavericks lost their second-best scorer this offseason, but Cuban claimed the team will be better next season with Christian Wood in the mix. Brunson signed a lucrative deal with the New York Knicks this summer.
“I think for us, it’s not so much we need that second star or whatever, it’s more, let’s just get some time and experience in crunch time situations in the playoffs and that will pay off.”
Mavs’ owner hopes to see Spencer Dinwiddie and Christian Wood becoming the secondary scorers behind Luka Doncic, who is among the favorites to win the MVP award next season after finishing last season strong.
Doncic, 23, guiding the Mavericks to the Western Conference Finals in the 2022 Playoffs was a step in the right direction and Cuban believes Dallas lost the series to Golden State due to Andrew Wiggins’ play and lack of execution in the crunch time.