Dallas Mavericks point guard depth chart after free agent adds
The Mavs have arguably the best point guard in the league topping their roster with plenty of depth behind him.
Starter: Luka Doncic
Fans should expect Luka’s minutes to climb for the fourth straight year. New head coach Jason Kidd consistently played Giannis Antetokounmpo over 35 minutes per game during his time in Milwaukee. Do not be surprised to see Doncic’s minutes tick up again as he is in the running for his first NBA MVP award.
Backup: Jalen Brunson
Brunson had a third-year breakout that had him in the running of Sixth Man of the Year. He improved his jumper, shot selection, and overall game. Expect more gains from the 24-year-old.
The Mavericks were dominated when Brunson was on the court in the playoffs. The Clippers outscored Dallas by 56 points in his 114 minutes in the seven-game series. The Mavs had a 20-point advantage when Brunson sat. They need to get more offensive production when Luka is off the floor, especially in the playoffs. That responsibility lies with Brunson. Fans should be looking for improved playmaking in the 2021-2022 campaign.
Third-string: Trey Burke
Burke is a steady third-string point guard that can make an instant offensive impact. He stays ready and can heat up at a moment’s notice. Burke showcased his value inside the Walt Disney World bubble, but he will be a matchups option behind Doncic and Brunson.