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Dallas Mavericks: Ranking team among division rivals

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Ranking Dallas Mavericks among division rivals: 1. Dallas Mavericks

The Mavs won the division by four games over the Grizzlies last season, and they improved their roster this summer. Yes, Dallas failed to land the marquee free agent fans hoped for but adding Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown upgraded their floor spacing and wing depth.

The Mavericks took the LA Clippers with a healthy Kawhi Leonard to seven games in the playoffs. Adding two wings may be all Dallas needs to make their first playoff run since winning the title in 2011.

Luka Doncic is the biggest and brightest star in the Southwest Division. He will lead the Dallas Mavericks to 40-plus victories no matter the roster around him. If Kristaps Porzingis plays 60 games and the rest of the roster stays relatively healthy, Dallas could top 50 wins for the first time since 2015.

The Dallas Mavericks will be looking to finish in the top four in the Western Conference and secure homecourt in the first round of the playoffs. Things feel wide open behind the top three, and the Mavs could easily fill that fourth spot. New head coach Jason Kidd helped both the Nets and Bucks improve in his first seasons on the job. Can he do the same in Dallas?

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