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Dallas Mavericks: Ranking players by impact if they miss time in NBA Orlando

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Kristaps Porzingis Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Ranking Dallas Mavericks impact if they miss NBA Orlando: 4. Seth Curry

The Mavs offense is built on playing shooters around Luka Doncic. It spreads the floor leaving him plenty of room to attack. There are few better marksmen than Seth Curry. The 29-year-old sits second in the NBA in 3-point percentage this season connecting on 45.3 percent.

The Mavericks need Curry spacing the floor to keep their offense firing on all cylinders. Hopefully, he quickly regains his rhythm and stays healthy in Orlando. The team would miss his underrated perimeter defense too.

Ranking Dallas Mavericks impact if they miss NBA Orlando: 3. Tim Hardaway Jr.

Hardaway Jr. may have been the Mavericks biggest surprise this season. The 28-year-old has hit 40.7 percent of his 3-point attempts this season. That has come after an incredible leap in his catch and shoot ability.

Hardaway Jr. is the Mavericks third scorer. His ability to create his own shot and space the floor are keys to their top offense. The added efficiency has allowed him to take a leap.

Dallas lacks a replacement if THJ misses time in Orlando. They would have to give more minutes to Delon Wright, J.J. Barea, or Justin Jackson. None of those three can shoot like Hardaway Jr.

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