Dirk Nowitzki said the Mavericks need to add players who can create for themselves.

"We need some guys that can make plays for themselves," Nowitzki said. "That's pretty obvious. If you look at all the top teams now, they have at least two-three guys they can throw the ball to and they do their thing."

Nowitzki pointed to how Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden took turns carrying the Thunder during their four-game sweep of the Mavericks.

"If you want to be an elite team in the league right now, you have to have 2-3 guys that can go off at any time," Nowitzki added.