Win with more athleticism and flexibility with RC. At the same time, go younger building young core. For example, the Mavs move on from Giannis's pursuit.
Mavs gets: Horford, Thybulle, Smith, 21 Ramsey, 36 later traded to NYK for Ntilikina
Sixers gets: Powell, Wright, Curry, Boban, Jackson
WHY? Sixers gets Curry's shooting to cook with Simmons and Emiid with a stronger chance to bring back Richardson.
Mavs gets Bamba, 15 Nesmith
Orlando gets DFS, Brunson, 18, 2023 MIA 2nd
WHY? Orlando gets DFS to take on best offensive players in Issacc's absence. If Issacc doesn't come back the same, getting DFS as stopper-type is sweet. Having Brunson to replace DJ gives a younger long-term ball handler.
Mavs gets Ntilikina
NYK gets 36
WHY? NYK saves money and gets a pick and move on from a player not in future plan.
C - KP / Horford / Tacko Fall with vet min
PF - Kleber / Bamba / #31 McDaniels
SF - Thybulle / #15 Nesmith / Broekhoff with vet min
SG - Hardaway / Ntilikina / Smith
PG - Doncic / Barea or Burke or Yogi with vet min / #21 Ramsey
The Mavs gets stronger defense with more athleticism while losing some shooting. But Rick Carlisie has more flexibility to go big or small. With the right length and athleticism, Mavs defense should have improved significantly with full-shutdown lineup or full-shooting lineup. The Mavs goes with 12 depth not including Fall, McDaniels and Smith. If things click with Nesmith and Thybulle, the Mavs might ship Hardaway's expring contract for something. If Bamba breaks out, the Mavs may trade Kleber for something. That's the normal way the Mavs handling the business. With Horford handling the ball somewhat, Ramsey can play more natural combo guard off bench. McDaniels is considered a project who may take Matrix role in a few years. For the time being, having Broekhoff for 12 mins isn't bad. Zaire Smith has a chance to prove. Tacko Fall also has a chance to prove in some occasion.
Super tall lineup with KP and Fall with zone defense with multiple shotblockers on court at the same time to take advantage of favorable matchups.
A small ball center, e.g. Bamba / Kleber with Doncic and three 3D players with Thybulle, Ntilikina and so on.
Doncic with full-shooting lineup with KP, Broekhoff, Nesmith and Ramsey.
Horford and Doncic with multiple PGs / Playmaker lineup with lightning quick steps e.g. Ntilikina, Barea/Burke, Ramsey.
Smart baller lineup with KP/Kleber, Horford, Doncic, Hardaway and maybe Barea/Burke on court together.
Try to go after Issacc in 2021 with Hardaway off the book. Smith and Ntilikina could also come off the book if necessary. Assume Bamba works out well, Kleber could also land the Mavs an expiring contract with a draft pick.
KP / Isacc / Thybulle / Nesmith / Doncic lineup is for real with a deep team winning with bench as well.