Dallas Mavericks are the most underrated team in Orlando
Why Dallas Mavericks are underrated: 2. Versatility
One of the most underrated parts is the Mavs can matchup against and defeat any team in the NBA. They have wins over the Lakers, Bucks, Rockets, and other top teams already. Dallas’ depth and ability to matchup are key.
The Mavs can go deep into their bench and see little to no drop off in production. Players like J.J. Barea and Boban Marjanovic have been out of the rotation at points this season. Fans know both are capable role players that can change any game.
The Mavericks are going to start Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, and Tim Hardaway Jr. The other two spots can be rotated based on matchup. Coach Rick Carlisle prefers Seth Curry and Dorian Finney-Smith rounding out his five. The Mavs head man is never afraid to mix up the rotation based on the matchup, though.
Look no further than the last game they played. The Nuggets have size on their front line, so Carlisle countered with Marjanovic. The 7’4 big man played over 30 minutes of the first time all season. It resulted in 31 points and 17 rebounds from Bobi in a 16-point Mavs victory.
That ability to matchup has every team dreading a first round playoff matchup against the Dallas Mavericks. That and the number one reason on our list make the Mavs feared.