The Dallas Mavericks are in need of a productive offseason, and already rumors are swelling regarding a possible swing for the fences move the organization may make.

On Monday, Mavericks general manager, Nico Harrison, went on the Ben and Skin show on 97.1 The Eagle and discussed Dallas’ potential offseason moves.

“We need some rim protection,” Harrison said. “That’s one thing that we don’t have a lot of on our team. I think that’s the easiest thing to say. Of course, you always want to add more talent, but the thing you have to caution against is we were a really good team. If you look at the parts individually, not a lot stands out, but as a team, together, we were really, really good. We had a great culture, we liked each other, and we played for each other. All that stuff matters and you don’t want to lose that.”

Is Myles Turner an option? 

When searching the rim protection department, a name that is frequently heard is Myles Turner, who plays for the Indiana Pacers.

This season, he averaged 12.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Turner also led the league in blocks with 2.8.

And his contributions didn’t stop there, Turner shot 50 percent from the field and 33 percent from 3-point range. As a true center, he’d make perfect sense alongside Dallas’ superstar, Luka Doncic.

With draft night approaching (June 23), it’s realistic to see the Mavericks attempt to move their 26th pick for an established player. Maybe Turner. And Harrison has already hinted at the possibility of fielding offers from teams around the league.

“We’re listening to everything,” Harrison said. “We’re going to call teams. I don’t think we’re actively trying to trade our pick, but we’re going to listen, and if something makes sense and it makes our team better, we’re absolutely going to do it.”

Though draft night makes the most sense for a potential trade, free agency is still looming for Dallas when it comes to making roster-based improvements.

Free agency opportunities? 

One advantage Dallas holds, at least to Harrison, is the city itself.

He believes that Dallas “sells itself.” So, when the Mavericks inevitably go big fish hunting this summer, he likes Dallas’ chances to land a special player, not because of the city, but because of the team culture.

“I really think that what players are attracted to is the culture,” Harrison said. “Who’s the coach? How does he treat the players? Are they going to let me play? I think that’s all stuff that if you watch us play — I always try to tell people culture isn’t stuff that you write on the boards it’s how people feel when they watch you do what you do. I think people watch us play and they can tell ‘I want to be a part of that.’ To me, that’s culture right there.”

Harrison already has one major move under his belt — trading Kristaps Porzingis at the deadline. Now, he is ready to make a few more. And with a postseason in which the Mavericks shocked everyone, he appears ready to build on that success.

“It’s safe to say this,” Harrison said, “I came here thinking that Dallas is a place that top-tier talent wants to come, and I believe that what Jason [Kidd] has created in terms of a culture, that has been the case and will continue to be the case.”

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