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Should the Mavericks play Moses Brown amid center struggles?

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Case for the Dallas Mavericks playing Moses Brown

Brown is a young talented big man that needs time on the court to develop. Over the final 36 games of last season, the 22-year-old averaged 9.7 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 24.7 minutes per game. He played in every contest down the stretch and showed that he can rebound and protect the rim. Brown also scored 1.18 points per possession as a roll man last season.

The 22-year-old plays with energy too. One of his two field goals with the Mavericks came when he got a strip on one end of the floor before sprinting back for a dunk on the other end.

Brown is a better rebounder and rim protector than both Willie Cauley-Stein and Dwight Powell. He would give the Mavs more size than both men and an injection of youth into the rotation. The team could benefit from the energy, but youth likely comes with mistakes.

The Dallas Mavericks want to build a title contender around Luka Doncic, and fans can believe they are trying to win every game. Head coach Jason Kidd is playing whoever he thinks gives the team the best chance to win, so here is a look at why Brown is not part of the team’s nightly rotation.