After throwing out the first pitch at a Texas Rangers game last week, Dallas Mavericks guard, J.J. Barea took some questions from reporters. One answer in particular really stood out for what Barea sees from this Mavs team.
The Dallas Mavericks knew what they were doing when they traded for Kristaps Porzingis. They knew the risks that were involved, but more importantly, they fully understood how good Porzingis and Luka Doncic could be together. In just a few weeks, we will all get to see just how exciting this time is going to be.
When Dwain Price from Mavs.com was able to talk to J.J. Barea after he threw out the first pitch of the Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox game on September 26th, he had something very interesting to say about the Luka and KP pairing.
The tweet below is the direct quote from Barea, who believes that Luka and Porzingis could be more than just great, they could be the best pair in the NBA. Barea has never been one to overstate things and is usually known for telling it how it is.
That is what makes this statement so interesting. The Mavericks are a good team that has a couple great players. To think that they could be the best duo in the league is pretty crazy at first glance. However, Barea explains his thinking right after the big statement.
The thing to remember is how young these guys are. They have the chance to grow together as superstars instead of two superstars joining forces after they have established themselves as some of the best in the league. This move to get them together while they are still growing and learning could really put them over the edge as the best DUO, not necessarily the two best players.
That is the distinction that Barea is trying to make in his statement. They may not be the two best guys on the same team, but they could very well be the two best players that know how to work and play together.
This is going to be a great season for the Dallas Mavericks. The record should be good or it may not fully show the team’s potential, but either way, this is going to be one of those Mavs seasons that we remember for a long time.