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Dallas Mavericks: 3 players who will be crucial off the bench

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Dallas Mavericks player that is crucial off the bench: 3. Sterling Brown

Brown will compete with 2020 first-round draft pick Josh Green to be the first wing off the bench this season. The new addition enters as the favorite to win the role and is likely to be among the team’s top minutes’ getters off the bench.

Brown’s ability to space the floor and hit jumpers will be key. He shot 42.3 percent from 3-point range last season and is a career 37.4 percent shooter. Luka and the Mavericks will create plenty of wide-open triples, and Brown can knock them down at a high clip.

The 26-year-old is a 6’5 wing with versatility too. He averaged 4.4 rebounds in 24.1 minutes per game last season. His size and athletic ability allow Brown to guard multiple positions, and he competes hard on the defensive end of the floor.

The Dallas Mavericks lacked wing depth last season, which made the LA Clippers a nightmare matchup in the playoffs. The additions of Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown give new head coach Jason Kidd two strong options to use in the postseason. Brown will be crucial coming off the bench as the Mavs need him knocking down shots and defending well on the perimeter.