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5 Mavericks that will have career years in 2022-23 season

Dallas Mavericks, Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, Frank Ntilikina
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Dallas Mavericks that will have career years in 2022-23 season: 4. Reggie Bullock

Fans may forget that Bullock was coming off the bench at the start of last season. He was struggling to hit shots, and there were questions about his fit with the team. The 6’6 wing did not break into the starting lineup full-time until February, and he became so key in the playoffs that head coach Jason Kidd rarely took him off the floor.

The 31-year-old is ready for the best season of his career. Luka Doncic will create plenty of open looks, and Bullock is a career 38.5 percent 3-point shooter. Do not be surprised to see him shoot over 40 percent from long range this season, while being tasked with guarding the opposition’s lead ball-handler.

Reggie Bullock is a 3-and-D wing that is primed to excel on both ends of the floor. His perimeter defense was key to Dallas improving from 21st to seventh in defensive rating last season, and he should only be better on that end of the floor in year two under coach Kidd.

Bullock could easily set career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and minutes per game this season. The Dallas Mavericks plan to start him at the three, and he is a fantastic fit next to Luka Doncic. Expect that to result in plenty of minutes for the 6’6 wing in his tenth NBA season, and RB is still improving. Do not be surprised to see him have a career year as he helps the Mavs go on another deep playoff run.

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