Dallas Mavericks updated starting lineup, depth chart after Justin Holiday signing
The Dallas Mavericks made a blockbuster trade for Kyrie Irving a few days before the deadline. They wanted to find a co-star for Luka Doncic, and the 30-year-old is one of the most talented players on the planet. It cost the Mavs two starters and three draft picks, but it was a bargain for a superstar.
Trading for Kyrie left Dallas with a few holes in their roster to fill. The Mavericks traded away their best perimeter defender to acquire Irving. They needed help on the wing, and Dallas was aggressive in the buyout market. The Mavs thought they landed Terrence Ross before the Suns swooped in at the last moment to sign the veteran. Dallas quickly pivoted and landed Justin Holiday.
Holiday fills the Mavericks' final roster spot, but they are still exploring upgrades. They would have to waive someone on a guaranteed contract to add another piece. Dallas will do that if they believe it improves their odds of winning in the postseason, but the Mavs are likely set. Here is an in-depth look at their starting lineup and depth chart after signing Holiday.
Dallas Mavericks updated starting lineup with Justin Holiday
Head coach Jason Kidd is embracing small ball by using two wings next to his superstar duo. The Mavericks have primarily just played one big man in their four games with Irving. They are spacing the floor and playing five-out offense with some added wrinkles to maximize Irving’s skill set. Here is the Mavs starting five after signing Justin Holiday.
PG: Luka Doncic
SG: Kyrie Irving
SF: Tim Hardaway Jr.
PF: Josh Green
C: Dwight Powell
Reggie Bullock could work his way into the starting five over Tim Hardaway Jr. or Josh Green. The Mavs need defense around their superstar duo, so replacing THJ with Bullock makes sense as the postseason draws near.
The Dallas Mavericks added another wing because they will be relying on them heavily in the playoffs. Here is a look at the team’s depth chart, including all 17 players on their roster after the Holiday signing.