Why the Dallas Mavericks are off to a slow start this season

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The Dallas Mavericks are struggling to rally for some wins during the 2020-2021 season, but they better hope they can get things turned around before it’s too late. Typically teams with a front runner for the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, Luka Doncic, don’t struggle to stay afloat; but that’s proving to be the case for the Mavericks.

The Mavericks currently posses a 10-14 win-loss record and sit next to last in the NBA’s Western Conference standings. The season will offer the Mavericks an opportunity to get back on track, but there’s a few things the team will need to do to improve.

The Dallas Mavericks have a very talented roster that has no reason as to why they shouldn’t be competing for an NBA Championship, but here we are 24 games into the season and the Mavericks are disappointing their fans in the early going.

The Mavericks have some studs like Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, and Jalen Brunson to build around, they just haven’t been able to find their stride thus far. Thankfully for Dallas, there’s still plenty of time to regain their swag, but they’ll need to get back on track rather quickly.

Here’s a look at three reasons why the Dallas Mavericks are off to a slow start this season.