Dallas Mavericks: Resetting the depth chart following the draft
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks depth chart following the draft: Point guard
Starter: Luka Doncic
Luka Doncic is the one name you can put in pen on the Mavs depth chart. He will be the team’s starting point for a long time. The 21-year-old is the favorite to win MVP and should make everyone around him better next season. Expect an incredible stat line, plenty of highlights, and a lot of wins with Doncic leading the charge.
Backup: Jalen Brunson
Brunson missed the Walt Disney World restart as he was recovering from shoulder surgery, but he is fully healed now. The 24-year-old has been in the gym improving his game. He gives the Mavericks a steady lead ball-handler and playmaker in the second unit.
Third-string: Tyrell Terry
Terry can play either guard spot, but let us pencil him at the point because he is 6’3 with a slight frame. The 20-year-old will continue working on his body and playmaking ability during his rookie season. Minutes will be hard to come by barring injuries striking the Mavs, but Terry’s shooting is NBA-ready.
The minute’s breakdown should see Doncic playing around 34 a night with Brunson pushing 20. The two will share the floor some, and Terry will be out of the nightly rotation to start the season.
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