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.
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|James Johnson||4.0p, 4.5r, 3.0a||–|
|Jalen Brunson||10.8p, 2.5r, 3.0a||–|
|Tim Hardaway Jr.||14.5p, 3.8r, 1.3a||–|
|Josh Richardson||13.5p, 3.5r, 1.8a||❄|
|Trey Burke||8.0p, 1.0r, 1.8a||❄|
|Dorian Finney-Smith||8.5p, 4.3r, 1.0a||❄|
|Maxi Kleber||8.0p, 4.8r, 0.8a||❄|
|Wes Iwundu||4.7p, 0.3r, 0.0a||❄❄❄|
|Dwight Powell||6.5p, 3.3r, 1.0a||❄❄❄|
|Boban Marjanovic||4.0p, 2.3r, 0.0a||❄❄❄|
|Willie Cauley-Stein||4.0p, 3.3r, 0.8a||❄❄❄❄|
|Luka Doncic||23.8p, 5.8r, 6.3a||❄❄❄❄❄|