The Smoking Cuban
Mavs News

Dallas Mavericks: A casual fan's guide to the 2021-22 season

Nolan Fowler
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
facebooktwitterreddit
4 of 5
Dallas Mavericks, Reggie Bullock
Dallas Mavericks, Reggie Bullock / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks new additions

Reggie Bullock

Bullock, who was drafted in the first round by the Clippers in 2013, had a career year with the New York Knicks last season. The 6'6 wing started 64 games with the Knicks and shot 41.0 percent from three-point range on high volume while also regularly guarding the opponents’ best perimeter player.

Bullock should serve a prominent role off the bench for the Mavs, and he will be an upgrade over Josh Richardson, who Dallas traded to the Boston Celtics after he disappointed last season.

Moses Brown

Brown, a 22-year-old center, came to the Mavs in the aforementioned Richardson deal. He showed his potential with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season by notching a 20-point, 20-rebound game against the Celtics. The former UCLA Bruin gives the Mavs a promising young big man who’s shown the ability to rebound at a high level and operate as a pick-and-roll finisher.

Sterling Brown

The Mavs also brought in the versatile Sterling Brown on a two-year deal worth $6 million, hoping he can play a 3-and-D role off the bench.

The 6'5 wing spent his first three seasons playing a reserve role with the Bucks before joining the Rockets last season. Brown played a more pronounced role in Houston and shot a career-high 42 percent from 3-point range while also showing the ability to be a switchable defender.

Frank Ntilikina

Ntilikina, who was drafted one spot ahead of Dennis Smith Jr. in 2017, comes to the Mavs hoping to carve out a role as a defensive stopper at the guard position. The 6'4 Ntilikina has always profiled as a strong defender but could never find a consistent role in his four seasons with the New York Knicks. Still just 23, he offers the Mavs some upside as a perimeter defender.  

facebooktwitterreddit