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Mavericks vs Spurs: Center


The Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs ask for completely different things from their centers. These smaller names are asked to play big.

Point Guard | Shooting Guard | Small Forward

Power Forward | Bench

Samuel Dalembert

  • Stats: 6.7 points, 56.8% fg, 6.8 rebounds, 1.2 blocks
  • Pros: Good shot blocker. Good Rebounder. Decent range for a center
  • Cons: Terrible hands. Inconsistent. Foul prone. No post game.
  • Responsibilities: Be a factor on the boards and on the defensive end. Dalembert is the Mavericks only true center.

Tiago Splitter

  • Stats: 8.2 points, 52.3% fg, 6.2 rebounds
  • Pros: Good around the basket. High basketball IQ. Good passer. Good in pick-n-roll.
  • Cons: Not a shot blocker. Not great athletically. Face up game not a consistent threat.
  • Responsibilities: Set screens, play good defense, and be a factor on offense. When Splitter plays well, the Spurs are almost unbeatable.

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