Dallas Mavericks depth chart heading into regular season: Small forward
The Mavs arguably have two starting-caliber options at this position plus their 2020 first-round draft pick in what is the team’s deepest spot.
Starter: Dorian Finney-Smith
Finney-Smith will be called upon to guard the opposition’s top scorer and knock down 3-pointers. His 3-point percentage has improved in each of his first five NBA seasons, and he will be looking to take it over 40 this year.
Backup: Reggie Bullock
The Mavs signed Bullock to a three-year deal worth $30 million this offseason after he helped the Knicks reach the playoffs last season. The 6’6 wing plays stout defense and shot 41.0 percent from 3-point range a year ago.
He was a starter in New York and figures to get around 30 minutes per game in Dallas, despite coming off the bench. His versatility and ability to switch on defense will be key for the Mavericks in the playoffs.
Third-string: Josh Green
Green will not be in the nightly rotation to start his second NBA season. The 18th overall pick in 2020 needs to improve his outside shooting and could spend time with the Texas Legends this season. Fans should be watching the 20-year-old’s development closely, but playing time will be difficult to come by in Dallas.