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Mavericks: Ranking the roster from least to most untouchable

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr.
Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr. / Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Ranking Dallas Mavericks from least to most untouchable

The Mavs acquired both of these players in the 2019 blockbuster with the New York Knicks. Expectations shape the narrative around each man, but they are the keys to Dallas winning especially in the postseason.

3. Kristaps Porzingis

Fans were clamoring for a KP trade after his struggles in the postseason against the LA Clippers, and the Unicorn reportedly wanted it too before the Mavs offseason shakeup.

New head coach Jason Kidd has Porzingis playing his preferred role and having time to work on his body and his game this summer has paid off. Early returns suggest KP is in for a monster season, and it has to be one. The Dallas Mavericks traded for him to be their second star and this year could be his last to prove that he can be just that.

2. Tim Hardaway Jr.

The Mavs signed Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four-year $71 million deal last offseason because they view him as a key piece next to Luka Doncic. The 6’5 wing spaces the floor and knocks down shots. He was the team’s second-leading scorer in the 2021 playoffs, and Dallas will need him to get buckets if they plan on making a run this year.

The Dallas Mavericks are only trading Kristaps Porzingis or Tim Hardaway Jr. if it nets them a bonafide second star.