Dallas Mavericks: 3 Takeaways From Loss to Bucks
The Starting Unit is Still Learning
Tonight marked the preseason debuts for both Andrew Bogut and Deron Williams. With them making their debuts, this put four starters on the court for the first time and it showed.
Naturally, getting veterans back in the swing of things is going to take some time. With Bogut, he comes into a brand new system where he will need to adjust on a daily basis. Although the starters only played in the first half, it wasn’t very pretty.
Bogut, Williams, Barnes, and Matthews combined for 6 for 25 from the field with just one three pointer. Barnes, in particular, had another rough shooting night as he went 0 for 3 from behind the arc and 3 for 13 from the field.
Bottom line, it’s the preseason and it will take some time for the starting unit to gel. Now, if the same story is being written two months from now, we might have some problems in Dallas.
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