Dallas Mavericks: 5 stats that show why they should be feared in Orlando
The Dallas Mavericks are preparing for the NBA’s restart. 22 teams will head to Orlando in July for the conclusion of the 2019-2020 season. It will be unprecedented and difficult to pull off without a hitch given all the challenges the league is facing.
The Mavs enter seventh in the Western Conference. They will have eight seeding games to move up in the tightly packed standings, though. Dallas is just 2.5 games behind the fourth-seeded Utah Jazz. They could close that gap in Orlando with strong play.
The Mavericks are a team that should not be slept on. Luka Doncic became a superstar in his second NBA season. The 21-year-old is averaging 28.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game. He also leads the NBA with 14 triple-doubles this season. Luka is improving so quickly that fans are likely to see the best version of him in Orlando. Here is why he may be the NBA’s best player during the restart.
The Mavs are far from just Luka. Kristaps Porzingis was playing at an All-Star level before the NBA suspended play. Dallas has a deep cast of role players that complement their two stars. Seth Curry and Tim Hardaway Jr. will provide additional scoring punch. Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, and Delon Wright are formidable defenders. The Mavericks could make a deep playoff run during the restart.
Do not believe me? Here are five stats that show why the Dallas Mavericks should be feared in Orlando.