Dallas Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr. is excited for the upcoming season

Dallas Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. expressed a few reasons why he is ready for the season to get underway on Aug. 20.

Dallas Mavericks fans are building excitement for the coming season.  The team improved their roster, and the legend is back for what may be his final season in a Mavs uniform.  Fans are not the only one getting excited, though.

Dennis Smith Jr. went to a Dallas elementary school on Aug. 20 to promote fitness and make the students first day a little brighter.  DSJ also shared the following quote courtesy of Dwain Price.

Clearly, Smith Jr. is ready for the season and thinks the Mavs are an improved squad.  He continues to work hard on his game including recently dominating an open gym.

DSJ on Luka

Smith Jr. also shared some thoughts on the Mavericks addition of Luka Doncic again courtesy of Dwain Price.

This information may be a bit more interesting.  Dallas’ starting backcourt has still yet to practice together, and that makes training camp quite important.

Smith Jr. and Doncic will share the ball handling and playmaking responsibilities this season.  The addition of Doncic should give the Mavs another floor spacer and an exceptional passer to run their offense through at times.

The chemistry between Doncic and DSJ needs to exist for the Mavericks to compete for a playoff spot in the loaded Western Conference.  Expect those two to work hard starting in September to gain that bond.

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Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks fans are not the only ones excited for the coming season.  Their starting point guard Dennis Smith Jr. cannot wait either.  The team is hoping to leap back into playoff contention.  The new season opens with media day on Sept. 21.

The addition of DeAndre Jordan should help DSJ too.  Jordan is one of the most efficient scorers and offensive rebounders in the NBA.  He also sets fantastic screens and can open things up for a point guard with DSJ’s athletic ability.  Those two could create plenty of highlight reel plays this season, yet another reason for excitement about the upcoming season.

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