Dallas Mavericks fans know the team is entering a pivotal season. Here are three points of emphasis that will determine their success in the coming year.
Dallas Mavericks supporters have a lot to look forward to in the 2019-2020 season, whether or not if you think Mark Cuban and the front office stunk up the offseason. Fans are foaming at the mouth thinking about watching the highly anticipated duo of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.
Still, it takes more than two to succeed in the NBA. Dallas must focus on other players improving.
Despite the current hi-and-bye tenures of players on teams, sometimes it’s not about acquiring new faces. Even if Dallas struck out on star-level free agents, the front office didn’t have to overpay to keep their restricted ones. The only new faces, Delon Wright and Boban Marjanovic, look to be a fixture within the role player tier of the team.
Seth Curry is on his second tenure as a Maverick. It seems like his fit next to Doncic on the team is even greater than his last contract with Dallas. The core remains intact. Barring lengthy injuries, the role players should keep the ship afloat when Doncic and Porzingis need to step away from the wheel.
Although Porzingis and Doncic’s triumph as a duo is imperative for Dallas’ success, Rick Carlisle has tasks more difficult than the growth of the star-studded European tag team. As an NBA great, and Turner Sports personality, Shaquille O’Neal likes to say, it’s about the “others.”