The Mavericks are fresh off a disastrous 38-44 season where they missed out on the playoffs. The All-Star duo of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving could not even carry their team into a Play-In spot.
Answering 3 burning questions about the 2023-24 Mavericks schedule
The Mavs now have a lot to look forward to as their roadmap back to the playoffs was laid out in front of them on August 17. With the schedule now released, which also incorporates the new NBA In-Season Tournament, the Mavericks have four group play games to look forward to in November. The schedule also includes a Christmas day showdown against a heated rival - the Phoenix Suns.
Dallas, however, has seemingly retooled a roster that was otherwise left to scraps. The highlight addition of soon-to-be fan favorite Grant Williams and the acquisition of young talent in Dereck Lively II and Olivier-Maxence Prosper has sparked a sense of excitement amongst Mavericks fans.
Not to mention the signing of Derick Jones Jr, which will bolster a defense that ranked among the league's worst in terms of defensive rating. Jones Jr will also bring an athletic ability that has never been seen on a Mavericks roster before. In addition, newly acquired guards Dante Exum and Seth Curry will have a lot to prove this coming season with the Mavericks.
The reinvigorated Mavericks are now poised to step into a 2023-24 season with a sense of revenge from last year's disappointing season. Looking at the schedule, let's answer three important questions about the Mavericks' season.