Dallas Mavericks depth chart after Kemba Walker signing
Dallas Mavericks shooting guard depth chart after Kemba Walker signing
Spencer Dinwiddie will continue to start in the backcourt with Josh Green as his primary backup. Dinwiddie gives Dallas a secondary creator on the floor next to Luka Doncic to open and close games, and he can take over the lead duties when necessary.
Starter: Spencer Dinwiddie
Dinwiddie has been outstanding since arriving in Dallas. He helped the team reach the conference finals last season and his role increased in year two. Dinwiddie is the team’s second-leading scorer at 17.1 points per game, and he is shooting over 41 percent from 3-point range so far this season. He plays best off another creator, and the addition of Kemba Walker could help in that area.
Backup: Josh Green
Green’s 3-point shooting and overall play have taken a massive leap in year three, but he is still a change-of-pace option off the bench. The 22-year-old is shooting 48.7 percent from 3-point range after 19 games, but he is only taking 2.1 attempts each night. Green keeps improving, but he is not ready for a starting role on a playoff team.
Third-string: Frank Ntilikina
Ntilikina missed the first ten games of the season with an ankle injury, and he has never cracked the rotation. The 24-year-old has played just 29 minutes over five games, and the addition of Kemba Walker only puts another name ahead of him in the team’s pecking order.
G League: Jaden Hardy
Hardy is dominating the G League this season as he averages 29.0 points, 3.6 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.0 block per game over the first nine. The Mavericks want the rookie second-round pick to play consistent minutes, which means he will stay with the Texas Legends in the G League for the foreseeable future.