1Will the Mavericks successfully address their need to acquire a rim protector, plus a point guard who can create his own shot?2When your bench almost averages as much as your starters, that often translates into slow starts, which the Mavs had too many of this season. The Mavs need starters who can also play above-adequate defense.3What to do with O.J. Mayo is a major question. The shooting guard opted out of the final year of his contract, but said he wants to return and play for Dallas. But at what price?4Between centers Chris Kaman, Brandan Wright and Elton Brand, the Mavs have to decide which one they want to keep. Keeping all three is unacceptable.5Free agents-to-be Dwight Howard and Chris Paul will soon be available. But unless they get involved in a sign-and-trade, why would they give up over $20 million to join a team that just missed the playoffs?