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Dallas Mavericks position battles heading into training camp

Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. Luka Doncic Dorian Finney-Smith
Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. Luka Doncic Dorian Finney-Smith / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Mavericks had their eyes on signing a marquee free agent this offseason, but could not make a deal happen. Instead, they pivoted to trying to fill holes in their roster and re-signing key pieces from last season’s squad. The Mavs' biggest move of the offseason was agreeing to a rookie supermax extension with superstar Luka Doncic that does not allow him to hit free agency until at least 2026.

Dallas signed Reggie Bullock, Sterling Brown, and Frank Ntilikina to improve their wing depth and floor space, plus they traded for Moses Brown. The Mavericks are hoping for internal growth to pair with their latest additions helps them take the next step and make a playoff run.

They also made key leadership changes this summer. Both Donnie Nelson and Rick Carlisle departed after more than three decades of combined service. Nico Harrison takes over as general manager and president of basketball operations with Jason Kidd becoming head coach and hiring a new staff to work with him. How will that impact the roster?

Dallas Mavericks position battles heading into training camp

Kidd is going to make changes on both sides of the ball. He wants to get Kristaps Porzingis more involved and have more movement on offense with broader changes coming on the defensive end.

The Dallas Mavericks have a few positions set in stone, like Luka Doncic at point guard, but there will be plenty of battles for minutes and roles during training camp. Here are the five biggest on the eve of media day.

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