Free agent signings like Reggie Bullock, Moses Brown, Sterling Brown, and most recently Frank Ntilikina are expected to be front and center to answer questions today for Mavs media day. Meeting new players is fun and everything, but the real tingle of excitement comes from the knowledge that we are just one step closer to watching this newly overhauled Dallas Mavericks team hit the floor.
Training camp will begin on Tuesday with the first of 4 preseason games starting on October 6 against the Utah Jazz, followed by the dastardly Los Angeles Clippers on October 8, Charlotte Hornets on October 13, and finally the Milwaukee Bucks on October 15. Don’t expect to see Luka or Porzingis play heavy minutes in any preseason games but pay close attention to current two-way contract players Eugene Omoruyi and JaQuori McLaughlin. Both players will likely spend their season exclusively suiting up for the Texas Legends, but they will get ample opportunity to prove themselves during this stretch.
A completely new coaching staff and several new core players being thrown into the mix could lead to some early and frustrating chemistry issues this season. So far though, all signs point to returning players feeling enthusiastic about the in-house changes, which could lead to a smooth transition. When Luka was asked about Kidd’s hiring he lauded the former NBA star turned coach saying:
Luka seems excited which is obviously important but arguably more crucial is the reports coming out that Porzingis is no longer seeking a trade and that he’s “optimistic” about the future of the Mavericks after last season’s playoff disappointment.
Maybe Mavs fans should be optimistic too.
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