The Dallas Mavericks are gearing up for another season and the start is just days away. Luka Doncic and company were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs by the LA Clippers for the second straight year but got a needed three-month break this summer.
The NBA is returning to its traditional calendar for the 2021-2022 season after the pandemic wreaked havoc on its schedule. The Mavericks played in the Walt Disney World bubble in Aug. 2020 before starting the 2021-2022 regular season in Dec. 2020 and completing a 72-game slate. The lack of an offseason coupled with the limited rest between games did a number on the players, but things should be better after a semi-normal summer break.
Fans are wondering what the Mavs calendar looks like in the build-up to the 2021-2022 regular season, so let us take a closer look.
When does training camp and preseason start for the Dallas Mavericks?
All 30 NBA teams have media day on Monday, Sept. 27 with training camp practices officially kicking off the following day. Media day will be a chance for fans to hear directly from the players, coaches, and the front office following the offseason. Fans will also get to see the new Mavericks in their uniforms for the first time.
Preseason games begin on Oct. 3, but Dallas does not play their first one until Wednesday, Oct. 6 when they host the Jazz at the American Airlines Center to open their four-game slate. The Mavericks host the Clippers on Oct. 8 before traveling to Charlotte on Oct. 13 and Milwaukee on Oct. 15. Those four are a build-up to the regular season, which begins in Atlanta versus the Hawks on Oct. 21.
Dallas Mavericks fans should be watching closely during the preseason to see what changes new head coach Jason Kidd has in store for the team. They figure to be one of the most exciting teams to watch with Luka Doncic running the show, so do not miss a second of the action.