1. Mavs will win the In-Season Tournament
The Mavs are one of two undefeated teams in the association, with the other being the Boston Celtics. The Dallas offense is sensational and the defense is improved.
As previously mentioned, the new additions are playing extremely well. And, Dallas has been without its second-best player for two of four victories.
Confidence is through the roof for fans as it should be. However, expectations should be lowered for the inaugural In-Season Tournament. Play begins tonight, as Dallas travels to Denver to take on the reigning champions.
The Mavericks are a good team. But, unfortunately for Dallas, the Nuggets are a part of Group B, the same Group the Mavs are in. To make it out of the group stage, the Mavs must have a better record than the Nuggets. Quite a tall task.
With the odds stacked against Dallas, it would be impressive to see the Mavericks come away as the first In-Season Tournament champions. It's not that Dallas doesn't have a shot, they certainly do, but the West is a stacked conference, full of fantastic teams.
The excitement for the NBA In-Season Tournament was building around the league as teams revealed their courts for the tournament earlier in the week.
With Kyrie Irving being questionable, Dallas could be in for an extremely tough game if he can't play. If Irving does play, this matchup with Denver could be a playoff preview.
For all the latest on Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and the Dallas Mavericks this season, stay tuned.