Dallas Mavericks: 3 Takeaways From Loss to Bucks
Clearer Look on the Last Roster Spots
For the second straight game, there was a group of players that found themselves on the bench for the majority of the game. If we are assuming the last few roster spots are leaning towards what the minute distributions read, then we can eliminate a couple of names.
Keith Hornsby, Jameel Warney, and Kyle Collinsworth all recorded single digit minutes on Saturday night. C.J. Williams recorded 10 minutes, but I would put him in the same category. This is the second consecutive game where we have watched these guys check into the game for the first time in the fourth quarter.
Assuming these guys are on the outside looking in, that would leave Jonathan Gibson, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Nicolas Brussino as the three players fighting for two roster spots.
With the recent play and vibe I have felt in camp this past week, I would bet that Brussino is on track to make the roster. This could set up a nice little battle between Gibson and Finney-Smith for that last roster spot.
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If we base off what the roster needs, Finney-Smith could be the better option. But if they want to go with the better player and add to their backcourt depth, then Gibson is the choice.
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The Mavericks host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night at home.