Dallas Mavericks: 5 reasons why they can win it all in Orlando
Why Dallas Mavericks can win it all: 3. Depth
Winning a title takes contributions from every player on the roster. Mavs fans will remember Peja Stojakovic having two 20-point games during their 2011 run despite only averaging 8.9 per game during the regular season. Or J.J. Barea making multiple key contributions. It takes something special from everyone in the rotation to win a ring.
One of the Mavericks’ biggest strengths this season is depth. It will be hurt slightly by injuries in Orlando. Dwight Powell, Jalen Brunson, Courtney Lee, and Willie Cauley-Stein will all be out. That means Dallas only has 14 healthy players for the restart.
Would it be surprising to see Delon Wright drop 20 points in a playoff game? Or Boban Marjanovic to have 15 points and 15 rebounds against a team like the Nuggets. The Mavs roster is flush with role players that could step up in a moment. That is how teams overachieve and win a ring.
Dallas certainly has a cast of capable but seemingly unlikely heroes behind Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Dorian Finney-Smith and Maxi Kleber are two of the most underrated players in the NBA. Seth Curry and Tim Hardaway Jr. can both drop 30 points if they get hot. J.J. Barea is no stranger to massive playoff performances. It would not be surprising to see any of them thrive in the key moment.
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