With Kristaps Porzingis healthy again and back in the starting lineup and other key role players returning from health and safety protocols, the Dallas Mavericks should start to look like one of the better teams in the Western Conference. Not to mention, that guy Luka Doncic is pretty good at basketball and could wind up winning the NBA MVP award this season.
In 27 games this year, Luka Doncic is averaging 29.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 9.4 assists and is shooting 47.5% from the floor. The only flaw in his game this season is his three-point shooting, which is 33.5% right now, but is slowly starting to rise. If the Mavs are to be legit title contenders, they will need Luka Doncic to improve from the perimeter, but that is a minor flaw in the grand scheme of things.
When looking at this Dallas Mavericks team, they obviously have their All-Star duo in Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, but the biggest question mark revolves around who will step up around these two guys? Tim Hardaway Jr. has had a strong start to the season shooting the ball and they brought in Josh Richardson this past offseason, but are either of these two guys capable of being that “third reliable option?”
Shooting was a big success of this Mavericks team last year and while they have some new faces this NBA season, they still need to add some scoring/shooting depth in their backcourt if they are to be as successful as they hope. Fully healthy last year, Dallas had a legit shot to potentially take down the Clippers, but without adding another shooter, this team is going to struggle to make the playoffs at this rate!
Terry Rozier has been one of the most underrated players in the league this season and has quietly been putting together an All-Star resume. He is second on the Hornets in scoring and could be a perfect trade target for the Dallas Mavericks to add to their backcourt.
Let’s take a look at what a potential trade between the Charlotte Hornets and the Dallas Mavericks involving Terry Rozier would look like.