Pros of the Dallas Mavericks filling their final roster spot
When healthy, the Mavs have a strong rotation. Luka Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie can handle the ball with Tim Hardaway Jr. back to round out the wing rotation with Reggie Bullock and Dorian Finney-Smith. Adding Christian Wood and JaVale McGee strengthened the frontcourt and filled the team’s biggest holes from the 2022 postseason.
The Mavericks need to fill their final spot for when an injury hits. They have cover at every position, but point guard. If Doncic or Dinwiddie is forced to miss a game, Dallas does not have a third ball-handler to fill in. The free agent market is thin at point guard, so the Mavs would need to make a trade to plug that hole.
Owner Mark Cuban made it seem like the team is content heading into the season with just 14 players on their roster. They will likely keep one of their training camp invites on a non-guaranteed deal, but that will be another young player that is unlikely to crack the rotation on a team with aspirations of contending for a championship.
The Mavericks have a need, so why not fill it immediately? Here is a look at why they will keep things open.