Dallas Mavericks: Resetting the depth chart following the draft
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks depth chart following the draft: Shooting guard
Starter: Tim Hardaway Jr.
Hardaway Jr. has accepted his player option for the 2020-2021 season at $18.975 million. The Mavericks are happy to have him back because they need his shooting and floor spacing. THJ plans on showing everyone his career-year was no fluke in 2021.
The 28-year-old is an underrated defender that improved as his first full season in Dallas progressed. It will be interesting to see if he can take it to another level in the year ahead.
Backup: Josh Green
The Mavericks first-round pick should crack the nightly rotation if things stand at this position. Dallas has a lot of interchangeable wings, so this slide and the next one could be pushed together in a lot of ways.
Green is a strong on-ball defender with a developing jumper. The Mavericks will continue rounding out his game too. The 20-year-old has the upside to be a 3-and-D wing that every team covets.
Fans should expect Hardaway Jr. to play over 32 minutes per game. Green will be in that 15 to 20 a night category at the start of his rookie season with the potential to grow into more minutes as the season progresses. Let us take a look at the remaining wings on the roster.
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