Dallas Mavericks news: Luka Doncic the best passing rookie and more

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks are gearing up for the regular season, and there are plenty of interesting topics of discussion for fans to enjoy.

The Dallas Mavericks completed their two-game trip to China.  They have one more preseason game before the regular season begins on Oct. 17.  Naturally, that means plenty of Mavs topics to discuss.

Rookie Luka Doncic is at the center of the conversation right now.  The 19-year-old is creating a ton of excitement with his impressive play this preseason.  Doncic is the real deal and fans are speculating how far up he helps the Mavericks climb in the standings.

The improvements of second-year point guard Dennis Smith Jr. stands as talking point number two for fans.  DSJ averaged 15 points and five assists per game last season but was inefficient in doing so.  Can he improve his shooting and take a massive leap in year two?  Early returns look positive.

The injuries to leading-scorer Harrison Barnes and legend Dirk Nowitzki have Mavs fans in a bit of a panic.  The regular season kicks off in a week and neither man is practicing yet.   Updates should be coming soon, but it looks unlikely either is ready for the opener on Oct. 17.

Mavericks news from around FanSided

Doncic rates as best rookie passer [Nylon Calculus- Ben Taylor]

Mavs make roster moves ahead of final preseason game [The Smoking Cuban- Kohl Rast]

5 reasons to be excited about the Mavs season [Hoops Habit- Amaar Burton]

DeAndre Jordan meditates with Tibetan Buddhist Monks [The Smoking Cuban- Tyler Watts]

Fans in Shenzhen got loud for Dirk Nowitzki [The Smoking Cuban- Tyler Watts]

4 Mavs who impressed in Monday’s preseason victory over the Sixers [The Smoking Cuban- Tyler Watts]

Mavs news from around the internet

Sorting out the Mavs roster spots: Where do fringe guys fit in [Dallas Morning News- Eddie Sefko]

The hard part of the rebuild is over [Dallas Morning News- Eddie Sefko]

Jalen Brunson brings shooting and poise to the Mavs bench [Mavs Moneyball- Brice Paterik]

Mavericks hang on to edge the Sixers [Mavs.com- Dwain Price]

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