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Dallas Mavericks: 3 things that matter for the remainder of the season

Dallas Mavericks Jalen Brunson Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Darren Carroll/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Jalen Brunson Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Darren Carroll/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks Jalen Brunson (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Dallas Mavericks will miss the playoffs again this season, but there are still a lot of important things to pay attention to during the the final weeks.

The Dallas Mavericks are wrapping up their 2018-19 regular season. They are eliminated from playoff contention for the third consecutive year, but that doesn’t mean Mavs fans should tune out. There’s still plenty to think about and exciting storylines to watch. Their record may not show it, but the Mavericks are one of the most interesting teams in the NBA.

That’s what happens when you draft one of the most exciting players in the NBA and trade for a unicorn. The Mavs are poised to become not just a future competitor in the league, but a true contender.

Some of the decisions the front office make this offseason will reverberate for the next decade. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the things that fans should be thinking about for the rest of this season.

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3. Brunson

Jalen Brunson is probably going to be overlooked this season when it comes to awards. He won’t finish anywhere near the top of the Rookie of the Year voting (an award Doncic has wrapped up), and Brunson probably won’t make an All-Rookie team. His raw stats just aren’t impressive enough.

If voters or fans have been watching the Mavs all season, they’d know about Brunson. Especially since J.J. Barea went down with an injury and DSJ was traded, he doesn’t look like a rookie. Bruson rarely makes mistakes, and even when he does, it’s because he’s being aggressive, which isn’t the worst thing.

Jalen Brunson is the type of player winning teams need, and he’ll play a big role in the Dallas Mavericks’ future.

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