How Danilo Gallinari would have changed the Mavericks
3. Allows Dallas to go small
The Dallas Mavericks have been starting Kristaps Porzingis at the five since they lost Dwight Powell on Jan. 21. Coach Rick Carlisle has shifted to playing small ball too. He is starting Luka Doncic at the point surrounded by Seth Curry, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Tim Hardaway Jr. That means DFS at the four with two wings.
It is the Mavs optimal lineup on the offensive end of the floor. Doncic and Porzingis can run pick and rolls while the other three provide spacing. They have a free-flowing offense. The Mavs constantly draw teams out of the paint with their shooting threats. That leaves Luka plenty of room to attack the rim.
Adding Danilo Gallinari would have given the Mavericks options to play small the entire game. He gets inserted into the starting five. His ability to play the four and provide spacing would make the Mavs more dangerous. Gallo also does well defending power forwards.
It would improve their bench too. Curry or Hardaway Jr. would shift to the second unit. Either man gives them another capable ball-handler and elite shooter off the bench. That makes their historic offense even better.
It does not stop there to what Gallinari would have brought to Dallas.
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