Dallas Mavericks depth chart at power forward
The Mavericks coaching staff has a difficult decision to make at this position, and it will likely go one way during the regular season with a change coming down the stretch and into the playoffs.
Starter: Christian Wood
The Mavs traded their 2022 first-round pick to the Rockets for Wood before the Warriors clinched the championship. The 6’10 big man averaged 19.1 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.0 block per game during his time in Houston. The Mavericks were dominated on the glass in the playoffs and secured a strong pick and roll partner and floor spacer for Luka Doncic.
Expect Wood to slide down to the five in the postseason with Dallas going smaller and maximizing the floor space around their superstar.
Backup: Maxi Kleber
Kleber will be able to play 20-25 minutes per game, which is the role best suited for him. Expect the 6’10 forward’s versatility to be massive in the postseason. He can guard on the perimeter, protect the rim, and space the floor. Head coach Jason Kidd will use his skill set plenty when the games matter most.
Third-string: Davis Bertans
Bertans can make shots from anywhere on the floor. His floor spacing helped the Mavericks in the playoffs, but his hefty contract will be moved if Dallas can find an upgrade.