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Dallas Mavericks Dilemma: Who Should Be the Sixth Man?

Mar 3, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Nerlens Noel (3) keeps the ball in bounds against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Nerlens Noel (3) keeps the ball in bounds against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 3, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Nerlens Noel (3) keeps the ball in bounds against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Nerlens Noel (3) keeps the ball in bounds against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

With the addition of Nerlens Noel and the emergence of some other young studs, the Dallas Mavericks have a dilemma with their starting lineup.

The Dallas Mavericks have an influx of young talent, with names like Yogi Ferrell, Seth Curry, and Nerlens Noel headlining the new standouts for the Big D. Each have flourished recently for the Mavs. Ferrell won Western Conference Rookie of the Month, Curry appears to be literally on fire since the all-star break, and Noel is showing the promise that Dallas hoped he would when they traded for him.

This is good news, however it presents a peculiar problem. With Harrison Barnes, Wesley Matthews, and Dirk Nowitzki being established starters, someone must get the short end of the stick and come off the bench.

With Harrison Barnes becoming the franchise centerpiece and putting up career numbers, it’s safe to say he isn’t going anywhere. Also, while Wes may not be a sure thing, it is not likely that he will be removed from the starting lineup as he is an elite 3-and-D wing and is getting paid the big bucks.

With those two being the exceptions, lets make the case for Yogi, Curry, Noel, and Nowitzki to become the Mavs’ sixth man.

Next: Yogi Ferrell

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