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Dallas Mavericks updated depth chart heading into training camp

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Dorian Finney-Smith
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Dallas Mavericks shooting guard depth chart heading into training camp

The Mavs have a lot of interchangeable pieces on their roster, but this group features two players that figure to play significant minutes with two others that will be looking to earn places in the nightly rotation during training camp.

Starter: Spencer Dinwiddie

Dallas needs Dinwiddie to take over Jalen Brunson’s role from last season. He will be a key floor spacer and secondary creator next to Luka Doncic, and the 6’5 guard will run the second unit while number 77 rests.

Backup: Tim Hardaway Jr.

The health and production of THJ could raise the Mavs ceiling. He struggled to find his jumper in head coach Jason Kidd’s system before suffering a season-ending foot injury in January. Dallas needs Hardaway Jr. to score 15 per game and shoot over 38 percent from 3-point range this season if they want to reach their peak.

Third-string: Jaden Hardy

The rookie second-round pick likely plays most of his minutes with the Texas Legends in the G League this season, but the team is excited about his potential. Hardy struggled with his shot selection and efficiency during his lone season with the G League Ignite, but he was the second-ranked player in the 2021 high school class because of his immense potential.

Two-way contract: Tyler Dorsey

Dorsey is coming off a strong run at EuroBasket where he showcased his NBA skill set. Can he crack the rotation as a floor spacer and tertiary ball-handler? Dorsey is limited to 50 games with the Mavericks because of his two-way contract, but he could reach that maximum if he can prove to be an average to above NBA defender.

Non-guaranteed deal: D.J. Stewart

The 6’5 wing is likely destined to play for the Texas Legends this season, but he could earn the team’s second two-way contract with a strong training camp.

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