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Mavericks: 5 storylines to follow in the 2021-2022 season

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The Dallas Mavericks are hoping to take that next step this season after two straight first-round playoff exits. Superstar Luka Doncic let fans know his goal is to win a championship on media day, but winning a postseason series for the first time since taking home the title in 2011 would be considered a success.

The Mavs made massive behind-the-scenes changes this offseason and broke up their long-held stability. Donnie Nelson and Rick Carlisle are out after more than three combined decades with the organization with Nico Harrison taking over as general manager and Jason Kidd as head coach. The Hall of Fame point guard brought a new staff with him as the Mavericks hope to jump into title contention.

The Mavs made a few tweaks to their roster this summer, and it is easy to forget that they were up 2-0 and 3-1 on the LA Clippers in the first round last year. Dallas is closer than fans think, which makes these five storylines must-watch this season.

5 Dallas Mavericks storylines to follow in the 2021-2022 season

There are a ton of things for fans to follow this year. Can 2020 first-round pick Josh Green crack the rotation and make an impact? Will Jalen Brunson be in the running of Sixth Man of the Year? Does Tim Hardaway Jr. take another step forward after re-signing with the Mavs this offseason? Will Dallas be active in the trade market before the deadline? None of those even made the final cut.

Here are the five biggest storylines for Dallas Mavericks fans to follow during the 2021-2022 season.