The Dallas Mavericks have clinched the Southwest Division title and a postseason berth with one week remaining in the regular season. Superstar Luka Doncic and his team are still fighting to avoid the play-in tournament.
At the start of play on May 10. Dallas is two games ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers for seventh in the Western Conference. Only the top six teams in each conference advanced directly to the playoffs this year. Seven through ten are play-in bound. Seven faces eight with the winner advancing as the seventh seed. The loser battles the winner of the nine versus ten game for the eighth seed. No team wants to take part, but that is as far as the Mavs can fall.
With the Mavericks guaranteeing postseason basketball, here is a look at five unassuming players that make Dallas a playoff threat.
5 unassuming players that can the Dallas Mavericks a playoff threat
The Mavs have a superstar and top five player in the NBA in Luka Doncic. The 22-year-old is a generational talent that continues to improve his game and star power every season. Kristaps Porzingis is working to get healthy and be his running mate in the playoffs. Every fan knows Luka and KP. It will be how their supporting cast plays that determines how far they go in the postseason.
The Dallas Mavericks have a host of players that the casual NBA fan does not know. They employ a versatile squad that must be key contributors in the postseason. Here are five players that make the Mavs a postseason threat.
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