Biggest strength of Dallas Mavericks roster: 3. Depth
The Mavs went up 2-0 and 3-1 against the LA Clippers in the playoffs last year, but could not finish the series. Clippers coach Tyronn Lue shifted to going small and pulled all the right strings to help LA advance. The Clippers exploited the Mavericks' three weaknesses as Dallas did not have enough depth, wings, or secondary playmaking to defeat LA.
The Mavs attempted to turn their weakness into a strength this summer by adding Reggie Bullock, Sterling Brown, and Frank Ntilikina. All three are wings with length that are going to get after it on the defensive end of the floor. Coach Jason Kidd wants to improve the Mavericks defense, and the three new additions are key to making that a reality.
Dallas did not play a bench player more than ten minutes in Game 7 against the Clippers last year, as former coach Rick Carlisle ran out of options he trusted. Maxi Kleber should be healthier and the added wings give the Mavericks a counter when teams go small in the playoffs.
The Dallas Mavericks have outstanding depth and a strong mix of players to counteract any scheme that gets thrown at them. There have 12 players that feel they deserve minutes every night, and three up-and-coming options rounding out their bench. The team’s depth could be massive in the playoffs.