Team analysis: Dallas Mavericks

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 2010-11: B-

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