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Dallas Mavericks: One thing to know about each Clippers player

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks DeMarcus Cousins Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Thing to know about DeMarcus Cousins before Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers series

2021 per game stats: 8.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists

Following his release from the Rockets, DeMarcus Cousins was on the open market for over a month. He signed two 10-day contracts with the Clippers before agreeing to a deal to stay with the team for the remainder of the season. Cousins is averaging around 13 minutes per game in a limited role off the bench.

Thing to know about Terance Mann before Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers series

2021 per game stats: 7.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists

Terance Mann has seen a significant increase in his role with the Clippers this season. He is playing ten more minutes per game than last season, and as a result, his statistics have improved across the board.

Coming out of the draft, Mann was looked at as a potential 3-and-D option. Mann saw limited minutes in the 2020 playoffs, but that could change this postseason with his expanded role.

Thing to know about Patrick Patterson before Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers series

2021 per game stats: 5.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists

A ten-year veteran out of Kentucky, Patrick Patterson is in his second season with the Clippers. Due to LA’s injuries, Patterson’s role this season was larger than expected. He got a majority of his minutes in the second half of the season.

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