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Ranking mismatches for Luka Doncic and Mavericks to hunt vs. Warriors in WCF

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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Jonathan Kuminga / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Ranking mismatches for Luka Doncic and Mavericks to hunt vs. Warriors: 5. Damion Lee

Lee is a 6’5 wing that will play a limited role off the bench in this series. He is a player Dallas will be looking to attack whenever he is on the floor. Lee averaged 12.2 minutes per game during the Warriors' Western Conference semifinal series, and they will likely try to keep him on the bench whenever Doncic is on the floor.

Ranking mismatches for Luka Doncic and Mavericks to hunt vs. Warriors: 4. Jonathan Kuminga

The 6’8 rookie saw his minutes fluctuate against the Grizzlies going from 15 minutes per game to 24 to out of the rotation in the decisive Game 6. Kuminga will be another player for Dallas to attack in this series. The Warriors will try to hide him on a shooter whenever he is in the rotation, but Doncic will quickly drag him into the pick and rolls.

Kuminga is 6’8 and 210 pounds, so it will be interesting to see if he can defend without fouling when Luka Doncic posts him up. It is a matchup Warriors coach Steve Kerr wants to avoid, but that is easier said than done when number 77 is on the other side.

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