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

Dallas Mavericks Jalen Brunson
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Dallas Mavericks player that is crucial off the bench: 1. Jalen Brunson

Brunson was in the running for Sixth Man of the Year after an impressive breakout last season. He averaged 12.6 points, 3.5 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game as the 25-year-old finished fourth in the award voting. Brunson made a ton of difficult shots and proved he can be a force.

The 6’1 guard struggled to keep his production up in the playoffs. His minutes decreased throughout the series including playing just over ten in two of the last three games. The Clippers have arguably the best perimeter defensive unit in the league, so it was always going to be tough sledding for Brunson.

The 25-year-old point guard needs to prove himself again this season. He is going to put up numbers in the regular season, but can Jalen Brunson make a postseason impact? The Mavs just need to tread water in the minutes Luka sits. Brunson must command the offense and keep Dallas in the game without Doncic on the floor.

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If JB comes out and performs in the playoffs, the Dallas Mavericks have a chance to advance beyond the first round. Brunson’s ability to command the offense and keep the scoring flowing is crucial to the team’s success in the 2021-2022 season. Stay tuned to see what the Mavs get in that department.