Report: Dallas Looking To Address An Aging Roster

The Dallas Mavericks just won their first NBA title and will be celebrating in Texas soon but retoolingmavs_logo and improving for next season – if there is a next season – continues.

Dallas isn’t a spry team. Players such as Jason Kidd, Shawn Marion, Dirk Nowitzki, and Peja Stojakovic are up there in age for NBA standards and reports state the Mavericks will be looking to add a youthful punch in the offseason in the form of soon-to-be free agents Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, or Deron Williams:

With so many 30-somethings, Dallas obviously isn’t built for the long term. Team sources have maintained for months that the Mavs, depending on how restrictive the next collective bargaining agreement is, still harbor hopes of getting in the free-agent mix for Dwight Howard, Chris Paul or Deron Williams in the summer of 2012, provided Cuban can figure out how to manufacture some salary-cap space for the first time in his ownership tenure.

With Tyson Chandler fitting in nicely for Dallas at center, perhaps they won’t be as aggressive in chasing Howard. Also, Chandler has expressed his desire to return to Dallas. However, with a long playoff run for Kidd, and his age coupled with 16 seasons in the NBA, one has to wonder how much mileage is left in his tank.

Acquiring Paul or Williams would be the more logical choice for Dallas who could be looking to address the future of their point guard position. Plus winning an NBA title helps their selling points to Paul or Williams who want to win a ring.