The 2020-21 NBA season is a few weeks away and training camp is underway. The Dallas Mavericks won’t get Kristaps Porzingis back until January but will be guided by MVP frontrunner Luka Doncic. Dallas had a historically good offense but focused on improving defensively over the offseason. Whether the Mavericks have improved enough to get out of the first round remains to be seen. Here we’re going to take a look at the Mavericks’ offseason, plus look ahead to the 2020-21 season.
Josh Richardson, SG/SF (trade)
Josh Green, SF (draft)
Tyrell Terry. PG (draft)
Seth Curry, SG (trade)
Title odds: +2200
Win percentage: O/U 57.5
Luka Doncic MVP odds: +450
Kristaps Porzingis DPOTY odds: +8000
PG: Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson, Tyrell Terry
SG: Tim Hardaway Jr., Josh Richardson, Tyrell Terry
SF: Josh Richardson, Josh Green, Dorian Finney-Smith
PF: Maxi Kleber, Dorian Finney-Smith, Kristaps Porzingis
C: Kristaps Porzingis, Dwight Powell, Willie Cauley-Stein
Backup C: Dwight Powell vs. Willie Cauley-Stein
6th man: Dorian Finney-Smith vs. Jalen Brunson
Dorian Finney-Smith — Finney-Smith can play the 3, 4, and 5 and put together some ridiculous stats in the postseason when the Mavericks were undermanned in the frontcourt. Only Doncic and Porzingis played more minutes per game than him last year so I expect him to continue a consistent energy player off the bench.
Josh Richardson — Dallas traded Curry’s shooting away to get better on defense and I don’t doubt that J Rich will make the Mavs improve. He was brought in because of his ability to be competitive when guarding multiple positions. While he can score he should be the fourth option on offense. Doncic, Porzingis, and Hardaway will do most of the shooting. Richardson’s playmaking and rebounding could have to take big steps forward for him tp pop as a fantasy basketball prospect.