Dallas Mavericks have new sixth man after Kristaps Porzingis trade
Dinwiddie is averaging 30.2 minutes per game this season and has played 29.4 minutes a night over the last five seasons. He should be in line for similar playing time in Dallas. Kristaps Porzingis was playing just over 30 minutes per game, and the Mavs need someone that can make plays in their second unit.
Expect head coach Jason Kidd to watch Dinwiddie’s minutes. He has a concerning injury history that will keep his minutes in the 30 per game range. Dinwiddie has played more than 60 games in just three of his first seven NBA seasons, and he’s topped 70 just once. The 28-year-old was limited to just three games in the 2020-2021 season after tearing his ACL in Dec. 2020.
Finding a role for Davis Bertans could be a little trickier. The 6’10 big man has never averaged more than 4.5 rebounds per game, and he struggles on the defensive end of the floor. His biggest impact would come spacing the floor for Luka Doncic, but can head coach Jason Kidd make the defense work around those two? Expect Bertans to get a crack at minutes, but do not be surprised to see him on the fringes of the playoff rotation.
Here is an in-depth look at the Dallas Mavericks depth chart after the Kristaps Porzingis trade.