Dallas Mavericks to hold Media Day on September 21

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks will be kicking off their training camp a bit earlier this season as the announcement came out that Media Day is September 21.

The Dallas Mavericks have had a successful offseason already, and there is still about two months before the coming season begins.  We got word on July 26 when precisely the Mavs will start training camp.

Below is a Tweet from Dwain Price breaking the news.

What it means

If Media Day is on September 21, that means the Mavericks open training camp the next day.  We are less than two months away from the team playing organized basketball again.

3 reasons to be excited about the season

Luka Doncic

The Mavs traded up in the draft to select Luka Doncic, and he immediately became a starter for Dallas.  He is also the front-runner for Rookie of Year.

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The Slovenian sensation is a point wing that figures to bring a ton of crowd-pleasing plays to Mavericks fans this season.  Doncic can shoot, pass, dribble, run the offense, score, and basically everything you could want from a modern NBA player.  His play alone should have Mavs fans giddy for the season.

Dirk final season?

Rumblings say that Dirk Nowitzki is going to retire after his 21st season with the Mavs this year.  Dirk is a living legend and figures to continue to be productive in the coming campaign.  Be sure to enjoy every last one of Nowitzki’s signature shots this season.

Playoff potential

Dallas can be a playoff team this season.  It will not be easy in a loaded Western Conference, but the Mavs have the talent.  The addition of DeAndre Jordan in the middle solves their rebounding and rim protection issues.

They also have one of the youngest backcourts in the NBA to build their franchise around for years to come.  Doncic and Dennis Smith Jr. both have a ton of potential and figure to start from day one.

That goes without mentioning Harrison Barnes, Wesley Matthews, and a bench that played fantastic last season.  The Dallas Mavericks will be an improved team this season.  The question is will it be enough to make the postseason?

Final thoughts

The Dallas Mavericks will host their Media Day on September 21 and begin training camp practices on September 22.  The Mavs have fans excited for the coming season, and the ride is only beginning.  Stay tuned.

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