5 things Dallas Mavericks fans learned from 2022 media day

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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JaVale McGee thinks the Dallas Mavericks can win every game

The Mavericks signed JaVale McGee in free agency to help solve the team’s rebounding and rim protection woes from last season. The seven-footer was excited to be back in Dallas and to play with Luka Doncic. He pulled no punches about what he is trying to accomplish this season.

"My goal at the beginning of the year is to try to win every single game. I want to go day one, 82-0. Damn near impossible, but I want to do it. Why can’t you shoot for that? My goal every year is to win every game with my brothers, which is the one through 15 that is putting this Dallas Mavericks jersey on, and if you are not coming in with that mindset then, you are not on my side at all."

McGee is a proven winner, who has won three rings since leaving Dallas in 2016. Playing on a contending team was high on his priority list in free agency, and the veteran big man believes he is a fantastic complement to the Mavericks.

Winning was a theme of the day for the Mavs. They are not satisfied after reaching the conference finals last season. Dallas wants to get back and break through into the finals this year. They will begin building towards those goals with the first practice on Sept. 26.

Will the Mavericks go 82-0? No, but they could be one of the top teams in the Western Conference and go on a deep playoff run. Expect JaVale McGee to play a key role for Dallas this season. He will be a fantastic rim protector, rebound, and lob threat that could take his game to another level playing off of number 77.