Heat Check 2020-21: Dallas Mavericks

by December 31, 2020
Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers

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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