Mavericks updated starting lineup, depth chart after Kyrie Irving trade

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks updated point guard depth chart with Kyrie Irving

In case there are any questions, Luka Doncic is still the Mavericks' number one option and their primary ball-handler. He will be the team’s point guard and offensive engine. The Mavs have the best offense in the NBA when he is on the floor this season, and they just added a superstar to run things when he hits the bench. Doncic is the starting point guard, but Dallas lacks depth at this position.

Starter: Luka Doncic

It will take some time for Luka and Kyrie to mesh, but they have the potential to be the best offensive duo in the NBA. Irving is a lights-out shooter and arguably has the best handles in the league. He will carve up the defense when Doncic is on the floor and when the 23-year-old superstar needs a rest.

Backup: McKinley Wright IV

Irving is the true backup here. McKinley Wright IV will not be in the nightly rotation, which makes Dallas scary thin. They only had two playmakers before the Kyrie trade, and the Mavs sent one of them to Brooklyn to land Irving.

Dallas needs a capable third ball-handler. Josh Green is improving in this area, but he is not ready to be counted on to run a unit if Doncic or Irving needs to miss time.