Heat Check 2020-21: Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks prioritized defense this offseason when acquiring Josh Richardson. To this point, their defense has been up-and-down, resulting in a 1-3 start to the season.

On the bright side, Jalen Brunson looks spectacular off the bench with his ability to score the ball at a high level. With Kristaps Porzingis set to return to action in just a few weeks, the Mavericks have a light at the end of the tunnel.

For more information about the numbers behind our Heat Check series, hop over to our main Heat Check 2020-21 post.

James Johnson4.0p, 4.5r, 3.0a
Jalen Brunson10.8p, 2.5r, 3.0a
Tim Hardaway Jr.14.5p, 3.8r, 1.3a
Josh Richardson13.5p, 3.5r, 1.8a
Trey Burke8.0p, 1.0r, 1.8a
Dorian Finney-Smith8.5p, 4.3r, 1.0a
Maxi Kleber8.0p, 4.8r, 0.8a
Wes Iwundu4.7p, 0.3r, 0.0a❄❄❄
Dwight Powell6.5p, 3.3r, 1.0a❄❄❄
Boban Marjanovic4.0p, 2.3r, 0.0a❄❄❄
Willie Cauley-Stein4.0p, 3.3r, 0.8a❄❄❄❄
Luka Doncic23.8p, 5.8r, 6.3a❄❄❄❄❄

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