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

Dallas Mavericks, Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, Frank Ntilikina
Dallas Mavericks, Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, Frank Ntilikina / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks that will have career years in 2022-23 season: 2. Spencer Dinwiddie

Dinwiddie is going to start in the backcourt next to Luka Doncic and take over that Jalen Brunson role from last season. He will get to run the second unit when number 77 needs a rest, and the Mavs will need Dinwiddie to score and create for others.

The 6’5 guard averaged 20.6 points and 6.8 assists per game during the 2019-2020 season as he led the Nets to the playoffs. Dinwiddie missed the bubble after testing positive for COVID-19, but it was his career year that he will look to top this season.

Dinwiddie likely won’t average north of 20 points per game, but he could produce 16 points and six dimes on the best shooting efficiency of his career. Dallas will need his playmaking more than anything, which could open the door for seven assists per game to set a new career-high.

If the Dallas Mavericks finish in the top four in the Western Conference and go on a second straight postseason run, fans could argue that would be the best season of Spencer Dinwiddie’s career. Strictly on counting stats, it won’t be, but efficiency and winning should factor in.

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