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Mavericks: Updated depth chart heading into training camp

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Kristaps Porzingis
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Dallas Mavericks depth chart heading into training camp: Big men

The Mavs have a deep cast of big men that all believe they should get consistent minutes, so there will be plenty of battles during training camp to see who gets the run.

1. Kristaps Porzingis

Porzingis remains the Mavericks swing player. If he is producing at an All-Star level, Dallas can jump into title contention, but if he does not improve from last season, the Mavs are likely to make their third straight first-round playoff exit. Can Jason Kidd unlock KP’s potential?

2. Maxi Kleber

Kleber is an important defender and floor spacer for the Mavs that flies under the radar. His injury hurt Dallas tremendously in the playoffs, so be on the lookout for health updates and to see if the 29-year-old regained his ability to defend on the perimeter.

3. Dwight Powell

4. Willie Cauley-Stein

5. Boban Marjanovic

All three players will be battling for center minutes again this season. Former coach Rick Carlisle loved to play the matchups, but will Jason Kidd do the same? Does one of these three separate themselves during training camp and earn the lion’s share of the minutes?

6. Moses Brown

The Mavericks acquired Brown in the Josh Richardson trade, and the 21-year-old is a raw talent with plenty of potential. Does Dallas want to try to develop him or do they flip him as part of a package for a win-now piece? Brown’s development is something to watch for as long as he is wearing a Mavericks jersey.

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