How Avery Bradley opting out impacts the Dallas Mavericks in NBA Disney

Dallas Mavericks Avery Bradley (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
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How Avery Bradley opting out impacts Dallas Mavericks: Favorites to win West?

The Lakers will miss Bradley’s pesky on-ball defense. They used it well against the likes of James Harden, Jrue Holiday, Ja Morant, Jamal Murray, and Luka Doncic this season. Figuring out how to defend those players in the playoffs will be key.

The Western Conference standings are still up in the air. The Lakers are going to be the top seed. From there, the standing could shake up significantly.

LeBron and company could have to face the Blazers, Mavericks, and Clippers in three straight rounds to win the West. That means stopping an elite ball-handler to win 12 postseason games. Green, Caruso, and Caldwell-Pope will have their hands full with that.

The Lakers and Clippers should be co-favorites in the Western Conference after Bradley opted out. The Mavericks’ chances of making a deep playoff run and winning the West improved with his decision. Dallas will be a feared team. They have the NBA’s best offense, and their star duo is finding its rhythm. The Mavs are a dangerous matchup for any team during NBA Disney.

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