The Dallas Mavericks have won their first three preseason games and are about to play their fourth and final one. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis have shined, despite playing limited minutes. The duo along with Tim Hardaway Jr. will rest in Friday’s preseason finale as the team attempts to take one final look at the players fighting for jobs during training camp.
The Mavs signed Frank Ntilikina just before training camp began to give them 16 fully or partially guaranteed contracts on their books. Dallas brought 20 players into camp but will need to cut down to 15 before opening night.
The Mavs have 12 men locked into roster spots with the remaining eight fighting for the final three positions. JaQuori McLaughlin is on a two-way deal with Carlik Jones and Feron Hunt headed for the Texas Legends. The remaining five players are battling for those last three spots, but who should make it?
How should the Dallas Mavericks round out their regular season roster?
A plethora of factors could play a role in which players the Mavs front office keeps on the regular-season roster. From guaranteed money to fit to developing versus ready for playing time, it is no easy task for the team’s brass.
Here is a case for each of the five players on the bubble before deciding on which should make the Dallas Mavericks regular-season roster.