The transition from the Dirk Nowitzki era has gone smoothly as we now look at Luka Doncic as the face of the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas also made a trade for Kristaps Porzingis, which was a risky move given the ACL injury he suffered the year prior. The move looks to have paid off as the Mavericks are one of the most improved teams. Outside of Doncic and Porzingis, they have a lot of underrated and scrappy players that make them a dangerous team to face. Names like Delon Wright and Tim Hardaway are some of the guard depth that they have.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG
Luka Doncic
Luka Doncic L. Doncic
77
94
#2 PG 2 6' 7" 230 21 2/28/99 3rd season
PG
Jalen Brunson
Jalen Brunson J. Brunson
13
77
#46 PG 5 6' 1" 190 24 8/31/96 3rd season Villanova
PG
Trey Burke
Trey Burke T. Burke
3
73
#86 PG 5 6' 0" 185 28 11/12/92 8th season Michigan
PG
Tyrell Terry
Tyrell Terry T. Terry
1
74
#71 PG 6' 3" 160 20 9/28/00 Rookie Stanford
SG
Josh Green
Josh Green J. Green
8
74
#40 SG 7 6' 5" 200 20 11/16/00 Rookie Arizona
SG
Nate Hinton
Nate Hinton N. Hinton
14
70
#69 SG 6' 5" 210 21 6/8/99 Rookie Houston
SF
Dorian Finney-Smith
Dorian Finney-Smith D. Finney-Smith
10
79
#26 SF 2 6' 7" 220 27 5/4/93 5th season Florida
SF
Josh Richardson
Josh Richardson J. Richardson
0
78
#28 SF 2 6' 5" 200 27 9/15/93 6th season Tennessee
SF
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Tim Hardaway Jr. T. Hardaway Jr.
11
77
#38 SF 2 6' 5" 205 28 3/16/92 8th season Michigan
SF
Wesley Iwundu
Wesley Iwundu W. Iwundu
25
69
#76 SF 5 6' 6" 195 26 12/20/94 4th season Kansas State
PF
Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis K. Porzingis
6
90
#3 PF 2 7' 3" 240 25 8/2/95 5th season
PF
Dwight Powell
Dwight Powell D. Powell
7
75
#46 PF 5 6' 10" 240 29 7/20/91 7th season Stanford
PF
Maxi Kleber
Maxi Kleber M. Kleber
42
74
#62 PF 5 6' 10" 240 28 1/29/92 4th season
PF
James Johnson
James Johnson J. Johnson
16
74
#59 PF 7 6' 7" 240 33 2/20/87 12th season Wake Forest
PF
Tyler Bey
Tyler Bey T. Bey
2
69
#101 PF 6' 7" 215 22 2/10/98 Rookie Colorado
C
Boban Marjanovic
Boban Marjanovic B. Marjanovic
51
77
#33 C 7 7' 4" 290 32 8/15/88 6th season
C
Willie Cauley-Stein
Willie Cauley-Stein W. Cauley-Stein
33
74
#43 C 7 7' 0" 240 27 8/18/93 6th season Kentucky

2021 Dallas Mavericks Roster Top Questions

FAQ

How will Doncic and Porizingis Play Together?

The best thing about this newfound duo in Dallas is that they are seemingly perfect fits for each other. The pick-and-roll and pick-and-pop combination between these two guys should tear up the league for the foreseeable future, as both are threats to shoot the 3 and also attack the basket. Luka’s biggest weakness as of now is on the defensive end, but Kristaps should be able to minimize the damage with his elite shot blocking ability. It remains to be seen when Porizingis will be fully healthy and ready to contribute, but the potential for this combo is clearly off the charts.

Who Else Steps Up to Fill Out the Rotation?

The real question looming over the Mavericks is figuring out which players are best suited to surround Doncic and Porizingis in order to maximize their potential. It looks like they are bringing back Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee, two wings that can further alleviate Luka’s defensive limitations while also providing outside shooting. Dallas also acquired point guard Delon Wright in a sign-and-trade with the Memphis Grizzlies, a move that could allow Luka to thrive as an off-ball shooter when he needed. The Mavs even brought in Seth Curry, who proved he can be a rotation player on a playoff team last year, and he will be asked to provide additional floor spacing for Luka and Kristaps to operate.

Is There Another Move to Be Made?

While the potential of the young core in Dallas is certainly intriguing, they happen to reside in a conference that is poised to be an absolute blood bath when it comes to making the playoffs. With so many teams vying to earn that final playoff spot, can the Mavericks make a move to make their standing in the playoff race more formidable? Courtney Lee’s expiring contract may be the most enticing trade piece they have left, as they gave up much of their future draft capital to acquire Doncic and Porizingis. That being said, it wouldn’t be the end of the world if Dallas uses this season to build up the chemistry between their two stars while also positioning themselves to have a high draft pick in the 2020 draft in order to get that coveted third piece.