With the whole world going through a pandemic, the Dallas Maverick’s and the NBA endured a very interesting 2019-2020 season. Here in the United States, many of us fans could not root for our teams in their respective arena’s. It was and still is a difficult time for several countries around the globe, but we do get a chance to watch some of our favorite athletes back in action. Today I’m going to do a quick preview of the Dallas Maverick’s 2020-2021 Roster.
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Dallas made several changes in a turbulent and fast offseason. Let’s take a look at the previous and current rosters to compare.
|2019-2020 ROSTER||2020-2021 ROSTER|
|Delon Wright||Nate Hinton (2-Way)|
|Luka Doncic||Luka Doncic|
|Trey Burke||Trey Burke|
|Jalen Brunson||Jalen Brunson|
|J.J. Barea||J.J. Barea|
|Courtney Lee||Josh Richardson|
|Tim Hardaway||Tim Hardaway|
|Seth Curry||Josh Green|
|Josh Reaves||Tyler Bey (2-Way)|
|Ryan Broekhoff||Freddie Gillespie|
|Maxi Kleber||Maxi Kleber|
|Michael Kidd-Gilchrist||Wesley Iwundu|
|Justin Jackson||James Johnson|
|Dorian Finney-Smith||Dorian Finney-Smith|
|Dwight Powell||Dwight Powell|
|Kristaps Porzingis||Kristaps Porzingis|
|Boban Marjanovic||Boban Marjanovic|
|Willie Cauley-Stein||Willie Cauley-Stein|
Dallas brings back a solid core and have some very interesting additions. Josh Richardson and James Johnson, two former Miami Heat players are in the fold to add some toughness and tenacity to the team. Dallas will have to work without an automatic bucket in Seth Curry. So the offense is going to rely tremendously on Luka, Richardson, Kristaps, and Hardaway Jr.
The Maverick guards are an interesting bunch. Dallas will be able to play a few different lineups and small lineups. Dallas has a good mix of forwards and centers to help offset some of the smaller lineups that the Mavericks might play. Of course, waiting on KP is going to be tough to bear, but the good news is he isn’t out too long and we should see him in January or early February.
Jalen Brunson and Dwight Powell will be very helpful additions to the team again. Missing both of them to injury was huge, and Dallas sorely missed what they brought to the game. Dallas is going to have to see how Finney-Smith develops in year four, and with 4-5 rookies, the Mavericks are going to have young legs and a lot of inexperience.