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Should the Mavericks play Moses Brown amid center struggles?

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The Dallas Mavericks acquired Moses Brown from the Boston Celtics on July 31 in a trade that sent out Josh Richardson and created an exception for Dallas. The 22-year-old big man had some impressive games for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, and fans were excited because of his potential.

The Mavs have struggled at center this season. Dwight Powell started the first 16 games, but he is averaging just 6.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in 21.4 minutes per game. Dallas has been outscored by a total of 74 points when DP is on the floor so far. Fellow center Willie Cauley-Stein has struggled mightily to begin the season, but he earned the start in the Mavericks win over the LA Clippers on Nov. 23.

Moses Brown has played a total of 18 minutes in the team’s first 17 games of the 2021-2022 season, and the Mavs home opener was the only time it was not in mop-up duty. With Dallas’s centers struggling, should the team play the 7’2 big man?

Should the Dallas Mavericks play Moses Brown?

Fans are screaming for Brown to start on social media as both Powell and Cauley-Stein struggle, but he is not ready for that role. Opposing teams proved that last season as Oklahoma City was outscored by 363 points in Brown’s 920 minutes on the floor.

The 22-year-old is still improving, and he has worked a lot with Tyson Chandler this season on ways to up his game. Fans have seen the numbers he can put up, but should he be in the Dallas Mavericks rotation? Here is the case for and against before trying to reach a verdict.