Why Dallas Mavericks should make another move this offseason: 3. Too many bigs
The Mavs currently have an unbalanced roster that is too heavy on big men. They traded for Moses Brown, picked up a team option on Willie Cauley-Stein’s contract, and re-signed Boban Marjanovic this summer. With Kristaps Porzingis and Dwight Powell still on the roster, that leaves them with five players best suited for minutes at the five, but only 48 to play each night.
The Mavericks could move KP to the four, but they have Dorian Finney-Smith and Maxi Kleber fighting for minutes there. If Porzingis plays 30 minutes a night with Maxi at 25 and Finney-Smith playing 15 of his 30 minutes at the four, the Mavericks have just 26 minutes remaining for other big men. KP and Kleber are likely to play more with Doe-Doe earning additional time at the four too. There will only be room for about 15-20 minutes off the bench for the other four big men.
The results as currently constructed will be three big men out of the rotation on a nightly basis. Will Powell, Cauley-Stein, Brown, and Boban all remain happy if they are only matchup plays that are not guaranteed nightly minutes?
The easiest solution to their logjam is trading away a big man to fill a rotation hole somewhere else on the roster. What do the Dallas Mavericks need?
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