The Dallas Mavericks have too many good players right now

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Dorian Finney-Smith: Dodo has been one of the best finds by the Mavericks in a long time and they did it through the undrafted free agency market. Finney-Smith went from a rotation player in an injury-plagued Mavs roster, to a regular role player who makes key contributions on each end of the floor.

J.J. Barea: Anyone who has been a Mavs fan for any length of time knows what Barea is capable of when he gets on the court. There are not very many players in the league that have the ability to get to the hoop and finish the way Barea does at his size. He is also excellent at managing on the defensive end, despite his size.

Dirk Nowitzki: Not much needs to be said about the G.O.A.T. after 21 seasons. No matter what happens, Dirk will always be the greatest Mavs player to ever live and his resume backs that up.

Maxi Kleber: Another gem from the Mavs overseas scouting came up with Wurzburg’s junior Wunderkind, Maxi Kleber. Maxi has turned into one of the better defensive players on the Mavs and maybe league-wide. His shot has improved steadily and he is a great role player for the Mavs.

Dwight Powell: At one point considered a bust by the Mavs fans upset with the Rajon Rondo trade, Powell has turned into a very good rim-runner and finisher in the league. His pairing with J.J. Barea in the second unit is a dangerous one for any team that isn’t prepared for what they are able to do together.

Devin Harris: Harris is a wily veteran who still has the ability to turn in big games here and there. His offense has always been good, but he has become an excellent defender for the Mavs over time. He is still an important piece to this team and represents a lot of leadership for the squad.

Jalen Brunson: Over the past couple weeks, Jalen Brunson has proven that he is no ordinary rookie. He came into this league as a guy who firmly understands how the game is played and what his role is in the game. There is no doubt that Brunson will be a key role player in the NBA for years to come.

Ryan Broekhoff: Broekhoff is one of the last guys off the bench for Dallas and it makes sense because he hasn’t really proven much so far in his rookie year. That said, Broekhoff was considered one of the best international shooters that hadn’t made it to the NBA yet, so it seems like he does deserve to get some minutes at some point. There is just no room for him yet.

Salah Mejri:  Most Mavs fans were upset to see the Mavs putting money back into the Tunisian Tower and I can’t say I disagree too much. At the very least, he is a pretty solid third string center but that shouldn’t be in the Mavs priorities.

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The Mavericks are a solid team that’s having a good year so far and a lot of that can be attributed to their bench. The depth of this bench is so much so that good players aren’t getting the time they probably should. It isn’t ideal, but there are definitely worse problems to have.