Two international studs lead the attack for the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs. Though both get it done in different ways, each will need to be a factor for their team to get their high octane offense rolling.
- Stats: 11.5 points, 45.3% 3pt, 4.7 assists, 1.3 turnovers
- Pros: Great shooter. Takes care of the ball. High basketball IQ.
- Cons: Subpar defender. Doesn’t get to the basket much. Can’t defend either guard position.
- Responsibilities: Spread the court, hit shots, and take care of the ball. As you’ve probably noticed, not a single mention of defense is noted. Calderon was brought in for his offense, but if the Mavs want to make any playoff noise, Calderon, among others will have to improve on that side of the ball.
- Stats: 16.7 points, 49.9% fg, 5.7 assists, 2.2 turnovers
- Pros: Great in the Pick-n-Roll. Great finisher at the basket. Improved 3-pt shooter. Good pull up jumper.
- Cons: Can struggle against more athletic/quicker guards. Struggles guarding much quicker or stronger guards.
- Responsibilities: To get the show started. The Spurs attack starts with Parker’s ability to get in the paint and break down the defense. Not a great defender one on one defender, but matchup with Calderon will not allow that to be exposed.