The Dallas Mavericks lost in the first round of the playoffs and have already undergone significant shakeups. Donnie Nelson and Rick Carlisle are out in Dallas after more than three decades combined with the organization. The Mavs officially signed Nico Harrison as GM and Jason Kidd as head coach on July 28. Now, the front office has to improve the roster around Luka Doncic.
The Olympic Qualifying tournaments kick off on Tuesday. There are four tournaments each featuring six teams. The winners advance to the Olympics in Tokyo later this summer. Luka Doncic is leading the way for Slovenia. The Mavs also have Boban Marjanovic (Serbia), Dwight Powell (Canada), and Nicolo Melli (Italy) taking part in the events around the globe.
Mavericks fans can check out all the games on ESPN-plus. Here is a look at the first two games for each of the four players. Two of the three teams in each pool advance to the semifinals, so each player could see a maximum of four games in the tournament.
How to watch Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic in Olympic Qualifiers
Game 1: June 30: 8:20 a.m. CT vs. Angola
Game 2: July 1: 8:20 a.m. CT vs. Poland
How to watch Dallas Mavericks big man Boban Marjanovic in Olympic Qualifiers
Game 1: June 29: 1:05 p.m. CT vs. Dominican Republic
Game 2: June 30: 1:05 p.m. CT vs. Philippines
How to watch Dallas Mavericks big man Dwight Powell in Olympic Qualifiers
Game 1: June 29: 5:55 p.m. CT vs. Greece
Game 2: June 30: 5:55 p.m. CT vs. China
How to watch Dallas Mavericks forward Nicolo Melli in Olympic Qualifiers
Game 1: July 1: 9:50 a.m. CT vs. Puerto Rico
Italy only plays one game because Senegal withdrew from the tournament.
Over the next three days, Dallas Mavericks fans can feast on basketball. Be sure to check back to The Smoking Cuban for plenty more on how Luka Doncic and his teammates are playing in the Olympic Qualifiers.