The Mavericks struggled with Chandler Parsons out with an injury that limited him to play one game in the postseason. The Mavs didn't have a guy that could spread the floor like Parsons could, which made it difficult for guys like Ellis to get into the lane. On the defensive end, Dirk could not hold his ground against Josh Smith. Josh just seemed too athletic and quick for him which created a mismatch for the Mavs. This is where a good forward would come into play and make the help defense a lot less tired. With these offseason additions, the Mavs will have at least a second round run into the playoffs next season.