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Dallas Mavericks: 3 starting lineups for coach Jason Kidd to consider

Dallas Mavericks Dorian Finney-Smith Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Dorian Finney-Smith Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Dallas Mavericks made a few notable offseason moves. They gave Tim Hardaway Jr. a four-year contract worth $74 million, traded Josh Richardson to the Boston Celtics for Moses Brown, and signed free agents Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown.

Their headliner was agreeing to a five-year supermax extension with superstar Luka Doncic. The 22-year-old is locked in and ready to lead the team as they continue to climb the Western Conference standings.

The Mavs’ influx of talent could have major ramifications on their starting lineup. New head coach Jason Kidd has plenty of options for his opening five heading into the 2021-2022 season. Let’s dive in and give our best three starting lineups the Mavericks should consider.

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Dallas Mavericks starting lineup for Jason Kidd to consider: 3. Insert Moses

Point guard: Luka Doncic

Shooting guard: Reggie Bullock

Small forward: Dorian Finney-Smith

Power forward: Kristaps Porzingis

Center: Moses Brown

This lineup is not likely given the development Moses Brown needs, but it should, at the very least, be explored. It allows Dallas to have a size advantage over almost any opponent.

Their defense would not be horrendous, but they would struggle to switch on pick and rolls. Moses Brown would have to defend in space, which was problematic as a rookie.

Their wing defense, on the other hand, would be tremendous with Reggie Bullock and Dorian Finney-Smith taking on the opposition’s two best scorers.

This group solves their rebounding issues. The Mavs finished 21st in boards last season but could vault into the top ten by using this two big man lineup.