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Dallas Mavericks: 5 glaring holes to fix this offseason

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Glaring hole Dallas Mavericks need to fix this offseason: 4. Rebounding

The Mavs are a below-average rebounding team this season. They sit 20th by grabbing 43.4 per game. Dallas is 16th in opposition rebounding, but they give up 44.1 a night. That means the Mavericks on average are losing the rebound battle in every game. They also give up nearly ten offensive rebounds each time they take the floor.

The Mavs rebounding issues are glaring without Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis on the floor. KP leads the team with over nine per game. Luka is averaging eight a night. Dallas only has two other players over five. If both star players are off the floor at the same time, the Mavericks struggle to grab rebounds.

The only Maverick in the top 60 in rebounds per 36 minutes is seldom used Boban Marjanovic. They have just two other players with over 50 minutes played this season in the top 100. Dwight Powell and Luka Doncic give them two more in the top 200, meaning the Mavericks have just five players in the top 200 per-minute rebounders.

Dallas could use a big body upgrade that is going to grab boards. Their ideal big man would be an outstanding roll man and lob target. Just getting someone that is more aggressive on the glass could be a massive boost to the Mavs.

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