Dallas Mavericks depth chart heading into training camp: Wings
The LA Clippers exploited the Mavs lack of wings in the playoffs, so Dallas filled that gap this offseason by adding three rotation options.
1. Tim Hardaway Jr.
Hardaway Jr. agreed to a four-year $75 million deal with the Mavs this offseason. He will be a key scorer and shot creator for the team again this season.
2. Dorian Finney-Smith
Finney-Smith played the second-most minutes per game on the team last season. He will again be the team’s top perimeter defender, but can his shooting taking another step forward in his sixth NBA season?
3. Reggie Bullock
Bullock was a starter and key rotation player for the New York Knicks last season, but will he start in Dallas? Expect him to play close to 30 minutes per game and provide floor spacing and perimeter defense, regardless of where he is to start the game.
4. Sterling Brown
Brown shot 42.3 percent from 3-point range last season and will battle for rotation minutes during training camp. He played a career-high 24.3 minutes per game last season, but can earn more in Dallas?
5. Josh Green
New head coach Jason Kidd has talked about his excitement in helping Green develop, but how far along will the 6'5 wing be at the start of the regular season? Does the 20-year-old earn a regular rotation role? Has his 3-point shooting improved? There is plenty to watch from the former first-round pick after he saw limited minutes but showed flashes as a rookie.
6. Frank Ntilikina
The Mavs just signed Ntilikina on Sept. 16, but the first year of his contract is guaranteed. The 6’4 guard is a strong perimeter defender that will need to beat out Green and Brown to earn a consistent role this season.
7. Tyrell Terry
The Mavericks’ 2020 second-round pick wants to prove he is ready for a regular role, but the 20-year-old needs more time to develop. He will be looking to showcase improved playmaking and outside shooting during training camp.