Dallas Mavericks roundtable: How will the Mavs do this season?

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Mavs Predicted Record


“43-39. I have the Mavericks winning 43 games this year and just missing out on the playoffs for another year in a row. Everyone is hoping this team makes the playoffs but improving the team’s record by 10 wins this season would objectively be a huge success for Dallas. Doncic and Porzingis will vibe right off the bat and the team’s role players will prove more useful than some national media guys are giving them credit for. The team will finish above .500 and again that will be a great season for the guys with or without a playoff appearance.” –Sean Bush

“I can be very optimistic about the Mavericks and also very subjective when it comes to them making the playoffs and what their record will be. To be honest, I think that the Mavericks will be 43-39 by the end of this season. The Mavericks will own the eighth seed in the West and finally make the playoffs for the first time since 2016. The schedule is tough, and will always be tough, but the Mavericks have a new leader on the team with Kristaps Porzingis and that him and Luka will mesh well. It may be that I think the Mavericks are better than what everyone thinks them to be. Or I am right and we cheer for the playoffs berth. Time will tell.” –Arsal Hussain


“44-38. There could be some growing pains with this squad. They’ve shuffled around the roster a bit and but everyone on this team has a good feel for the game and they will figure it out quickly. They’ll be in contention for the 6-8 playoff spot.” –Charles Allen

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45-37 “The addition of Porzingis will offset any potential concern the team might have about a second year decline involving Luka Doncic. Wright’s presence on the perimeter gives the Mavs a go-to defender. The offensive ability combined with some revamped defensive personnel make the Mavs an underrated team. Luka Doncic may well be in the MVP discussion by February. The Mavs could miss the playoffs by a hair, but the talent on the team is there.” –Evan Siegel


I have always been a bit of an optimist so why stop now? I think the Mavericks could pull off a 46-36 record and I think they will make the playoffs. The West may be stacked with a lot of good teams but there aren’t really any great teams at this point. That means anyone can win on any given night. For that reason, I like the team with Luka on it to win a lot of close games.” –Kohl Rast


“It is almost unanimously agreed upon that the Mavericks will finish anywhere from seventh to tenth in the Western Conference. Maybe it is the hopefulness in me that truly believes Dallas will finish in that seventh spot. Last year, (with a team not nearly as competent as our current roster) we were on pace to fight for a playoff spot before the trade that included Porzingis. The team is much improved and in Luka’s second year I see no reason why Dallas can’t make a push to be a postseason caliber squad. (Final prediction: 47-35).” –Josh Gamel

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The Mavericks are going to be a lot of fun to watch this year and we will get to see a number of different players shine in different roles. The Mavs may or may not win any full NBA season awards, but it is good to see that they have players that are going to help the team win several games.