The Dallas Mavericks are ready for their season opener on Oct. 21 in Atlanta against the Hawks. Fans will be flocking to see Luka Doncic face off against Trae Young in a battle of two of the best young stars in the game, but there are plenty of reasons for Mavs fans to watch, including how has Kristaps Porzingis’ role changed and what will the new additions do in their first game?
It will also be Jason Kidd’s first game as Mavericks head coach. Yes, the Hall of Fame point guard flamed out in his first two stops, but he has his new team locked in and enjoying the game. Kidd is enacting a fresh defensive scheme and making some subtle changes to the offense, which fans should tune in to see the first set of results on Thursday night.
The Mavs added four new players this offseason. How did that change their roster? Here is a look at their biggest strengths heading into the 2021-2022 season.
3 biggest strengths of the Dallas Mavericks current roster
The Mavs have made two straight first-round playoff exits, but their goal is to jump into title contention this season. They may need to upgrade their roster before the trade deadline to reach those heights. That is no knock on the new additions as the team’s strengths have changed since last year.
Dallas employs one of the five best players in the world in Luka Doncic, but they are trying to figure out how to build a consistent winner around him. The Mavs new brass enacted a plan this offseason that gives the roster some specific strengths, and here are the Dallas Mavericks' three biggest heading into the 2021-2022 season.