Other than re-signing a couple of key rotation players, the Dallas Mavericks added to their depth this offseason by signing three free agents and acquiring one player via trade.
How does their depth chart and rotation look for the 2021-22 season?
The Mavericks begin their 2021-22 regular season campaign on the road in Atlanta on Oct. 21.
|PG||Luka Doncic||Jalen Brunson||Trey Burke|
|SG||Tim Hardaway Jr.||Reggie Bullock||Frank Ntilikina|
|SF||Dorian Finney-Smith||Sterling Brown||Josh Green|
|PF||Kristaps Porzingis||Dwight Powell|
|C||Maxi Kleber||Moses Brown||Boban Marjanovic||Willie Cauley-Stein|
Key additions and subtractions
The Mavericks focused on re-signing key players this offseason, headlined by the supermax deal they gave to Slovenian sensation Luka Doncic.
Along with the young guard, they brought back key rotation players in Tim Hardaway Jr. and Boban Marjonavic on new contracts.
Among roster additions, the Mavericks added wings Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown as free agents. They also added young center Moses Brown in a trade with the Boston Celtics.
As part of the Brown deal, the Mavericks shipped guard Josh Richardson to Boston. He's the only significant player who won't return from last season's roster.
There's a lot of versatility on the Mavericks but the guard rotation is pretty much figured out with starters Luka Doncic and Tim Hardaway Jr. backed up by Jalen Brunson and Reggie Bullock.
Young Frenchman Frank Ntilikina could see some minutes when the team plays small with Bullock at the three and wants a more defensive-minded guard next to Doncic.
It's with the team's big men where it gets more complicated, and it all surrounds whether Kristaps Porzingis is playing the four or five. Whichever position he plays, Maxi Kleber is a great fit next to him, so he should be a lock as the fifth starter.
What about behind them? The Mavericks have four bigs, three of which are more traditional centers in Moses Brown, Boban Marjanovic and Willie Cauley-Stein while Dwight Powell is the one big man off the bench who offers some positional flexibility.
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