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Team analysis: Dallas Mavericks

by on Oct.06, 2010, under Team analysis

Dirk Nowitzki

This photo of Diggler will be more exciting than any of his stat lines this season, but that doesn't mean he's not a stud. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)

Depth chart:
PG: Jason Kidd, Rodrigue Beaubois, Jose Juan Barea
SG: Caron Butler, Jason Terry, Dominique Jones, DeShawn Stevenson
SF: Shawn Marion
PF: Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Novak, Alexis Ajinca
C: Brendan Haywood, Tyson Chandler, Ian Mahinmi

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Dirk Nowitzki – PF (Rd. 1): 24 Pts, 1 three, 8 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Jason Kidd – PG (Rd. 2-3): 9 Pts, 2 threes, 5.5 Reb, 8.5 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Caron Butler – G/F (Rd. 6-7): 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Jason Terry – G (Rd. 6-8): 14.5 Pts, 1.5 threes, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl
Shawn Marion – F (Rd. 10-12): 11.5 Pts, 6.5 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Brendan Haywood – C (Rd. 12+): 8 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Blk
Tyson Chandler – C (Rd. 13+): 6 Pts, 6 Reb, 1.5 Blk
Rodrigue Beaubois – G (Rd. 13+): 8.5 Pts, 1 three, 2 Ast

Sleeper:
Beaubois

Most likely to surprise:
Butler

Most likely to disappoint:
Terry

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Terry
  • Blocks: Haywood, Chandler

Things to watch:

  • if murmurs about Butler or Marion coming off the bench become reality
  • how minutes at center are distributed between Haywood and Chandler
  • how Beaubois makes his return from a broken foot, and if his possible resurgence will spell trouble for Kidd and Terry

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 11th
  • FGM: T9th
  • FGA: 14th
  • FG%: 12th
  • FT%: 1st
  • 3PTM: 10th
  • Reb: T17th
  • Ast: 3rd
  • TO: 3rd
  • Stl: T9th
  • Blk: 6th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11B-

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