Dallas Mavericks depth chart after flashy guard signing

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Jason Kidd
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The Dallas Mavericks needed another point guard the moment that Jalen Brunson decided to sign with the Knicks in free agency. Yes, they had Spencer Dinwiddie to fill his starting role next to Luka Doncic, but Dallas did not have another playmaker on their roster. It was a glaring weakness entering training camp, but the Mavs brass wanted to see what their current players could do.

They granted Frank Ntilikina, Josh Green, and Jaden Hardy the chance to seize that third guard role, but none of those players are true playmakers, so Dallas decided to sign Facundo Campazzo. The free-agent guard was teammates with Luka Doncic at Real Madrid and spent the last two seasons with the Nuggets.

How does the Campazzo signing change the Mavs depth chart? Here is a look at the updated version after adding the flashy point guard.

Dallas Mavericks point guard depth chart after flashy guard signing

The Mavs still lack depth at the point guard position, but head coach Jason Kidd made it clear that Dinwiddie will start at the two next to Luka, but sub out early, so he can return to run the second unit. With Dinwiddie listed as a starter, here are the team’s other point guard options.

Starter: Luka Doncic

The Mavs superstar is the favorite to win MVP this season. He will lead the team in scoring, assists, and minutes played. Luka is in shape and ready. The 23-year-old has made his goal of winning a championship clear, and he knows he will need to have a monster season to put Dallas in the running. Expect the best year yet from number 77.

Backup: Facundo Campazzo

Fans should not expect Campazzo to take over Dinwiddie’s role from last season. The 31-year-old will play spot minutes as he gives the Mavs another capable ball-handler and playmaker if Doncic or Dinwiddie needs to miss time. Campazzo is a pass-first point guard that will play between ten and 15 minutes per game when he is in the rotation.