Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Dallas Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki

Yep, looks like a maverick to me. (Ralph Orlowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Depth chart:

PG: Jason Kidd, J.J. Barea*

SG: Rudy Fernandez, Jason Terry, Rodrigue Beaubois, DeShawn Stevenson*, Dominique Jones

SF: Shawn Marion, Caron Butler*, Corey Brewer, Peja Stojakovic*

PF: Dirk Nowitzki, Brian Cardinal*

C: Tyson Chandler*, Brendan Haywood, Ian Mahinmi

* unrestricted free agent

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft positions/per-game stats:

- Dirk Nowitzki, PF (Rd. 1): 50% FG, 90% FT, 1 Three, 24 Pts, 7 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 0.7 Stl, 0.7 Blk, 2 TO

- Tyson Chandler, C (Rd. 6): 60% FG, 70% FT, 9 Pts, 9.5 Reb, 0.5 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO

- Jason Kidd, PG (Rd. 6): 40% FT, 85% FT, 1.5 Threes, 6.5 Pts, 4 Reb, 7.5 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 2 TO

- Jason Terry, PG/SG (Rd. 7): 43% FG, 85% FT, 1.5 Threes, 13 Pts, 2 Reb, 3.5 Ast, 0.7 Stl, 1.5 TO

- Shawn Marion, SF/PF (Rd. 9): 50% FG, 75% FT, 10.5 Pts, 6.5 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 0.7 Blk, 1.5 TO

- Rudy Fernandez, SG (Rd. 10): 43% FG, 85% FT, 1.7 Threes, 11 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1.5 TO

- Rodrigue Beaubois, PG/SG (Rd. 12): 45% FG, 80% FT, 1 Three, 9.5 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO

- Caron Butler, SG/SF (Rd. 13+): 45% FG, 75% FT, 0.5 Threes, 8.5 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1.3 Stl, 1.5 TO

Sleeper:

Beaubois

Most likely to surprise:

Fernandez

Most likely to disappoint:

Terry

Category specialists:

- Threes: Kidd, Terry, Fernandez

- Steals: Kidd

Things to consider:

- the potential logjam in the backcourt if Beaubois comes back strong and Barea is re-signed

- which free agents are re-signed

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:

- Pts: 11th

- FGM: T-13th

- FGA: 24th

- FG%: 5th

- FT%: 8th

- 3PTM: 8th

- Reb: 14th

- Ast: T-1st

- TO: T-12th

- Stl: 23rd

- Blk: T-23rd

- Pace: T-19th

- Offensive Efficiency: 8th

- Defensive Efficiency: 7th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: B-

Bonus:

Dirk Nowitzki’s Academy for Awkward Basketball

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