The Dallas Mavericks are poised to have an incredible 2022 NBA season. Thanks to the unbelievable play of Luka Doncic and strong leadership from Head Coach Jason Kidd. Is the NBA ready for a new top dog? Here is everything you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks upcoming season.
2021-2022 Record: 52 – 30
Key Losses: Jalen Brunson, Boban Marjonavic, Trey Burke, Sterling Brown
Key Additions: Christian Wood, JaVale McGee, Jaden Hardy, Tyler Dorsey
Projected Starting Lineup
PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Tim Hardaway Jr
SF – Reggie Bullock
PF – Dorian Finney-Smith
C – JaVale McGee
2022-2023 Season Preview
Projected Record: 53 – 29
The Mavericks are quickly establishing themselves as one of the top teams in the league. Luka Doncic leads their combination of size, speed, and skill making them a force to be reckoned with. Surprising the League by finishing with a Top 6th ranking in team defense Luka was able to guide the Mavs to their first Western Conference Finals since Dirk Nowitzki played.
The Mavericks also employ one of the most creative general managers in the NBA. After trading Kristaps Porzingis last season Nico made a splash by trading for Christian Wood from the Houston Rockets. Bringing in equal production at a significant cost savings. He then brings in a veteran big to provide better rebounding and rim protection in JaVale McGee. Add in the return of a healthy Tim Hardaway Jr and the Dallas Mavericks look ready to repeat last years’ success. With plenty of tradeable assets one can expect Nico Harrison has the green light to make any trade to help bring another title to Dallas.
Combining veteran leaders like Dorian Finney-Smith and Reggie Bullock has this team is primed for success. There is an attitude of no excuses that compliments a roster of heady players. Head Coach Jason Kidd takes the next step in his coaching development with a unique challenge. How to unlock the next level hidden within Luka Doncic. The Mavs will surely be one of the most exciting teams in the NBA and a true force to be reckoned with in 2022.