2020 NBA Awards Predictions: MFFL Round Table

5 different Mavs Fans For Life writers give their predictions for the major NBA regular season awards for this coming season. We will look at the betting favorites in each award category and highlight where some Mavericks pop up on those lists.

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The 2019-2020 NBA season tips-off next week when the New Orleans Pelicans visit the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, October 22nd. With a wild offseason of player movement seemingly balancing the power in the NBA, this is setting up to be the most fun and interesting NBA season in recent memory.

Before the season starts, the MavsFansForLive.com Staff compiled our picks for each major NBA awards category for this upcoming season. We will also give the betting favorites and commentary on which Dallas Mavericks players have a chance to take home some hardware of their own.

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MFFL Weekly

This is your weekly Dallas Mavericks recap, current standings, and look into the week ahead. I will break down each game of the week, provide highlights, stats, funny/interesting game moments. I will also track the Mavericks path to the 2020 NBA Playoffs by providing current Western Conference and Southwest Division standings. Finally we will look ahead at the coming slate of games to see what is in store for MFFL’s next week.

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Mavericks Rotation Breakdown

A detailed breakdown of how the roles and minutes should be allocated among a very deep Dallas Mavericks roster for the upcoming season.

Preseason is less than a week away, we will soon have our first glimpse of the new era of Dallas Mavericks basketball led by Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Outside of the best young duo in the NBA we do not know exactly how the rest of this Mavs rotation will shake out. The Mavs have a roster stacked full of players that MFFL’s want to see on the court but there is no way to play them all in every game. How will the minutes be split up once the season actually starts?

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Top 10 Mavs Home Games for 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 NBA schedule being released means we are one step closer to the return of Mavs basketball! We are just 72 days away from opening day in which we will get our first glimpse of the new looks Mavs highlighted by the Slovenian Sensation Luka Doncic and The Pegasus Kristaps Porzingis. As a season ticket holder, once the season schedule is released I am scouring the list looking for several key home games to mark my calendar. There is a good reason to get excited about every single Mavs home game this year due to the the dynamic star power on the Dallas roster but there are some games that stand out beyond the rest. Here are my top 10 Dallas Mavericks homes games for the upcoming 2019-2020 season:

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A Key Stat For Every Mavs Player

It is only July but I am already fired up for the Dallas Mavericks next season. We have a roster full of players who are poised to have their best season of their careers in 2019-2020. We have top level young talent in Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis and a roster filled out with players who have a defined role in which they can excel at what they do best. In order to highlight what those roles and skills will look like I have uncovered one key statistic for every player on the Mavs roster.

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Who is Cheick Diallo?

According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, unrestricted free agent Cheick Diallo could be a target for for the Dallas Mavericks this summer.

This is the time of year where free agent rumors run rampant. There is a ton of speculation and it can be very difficult to sort through what is nonsense and what is actual news. To try to get the most accurate info Mavs fans, such as myself, focus on several key sources for Mavericks news such as Marc Stein, Mike Fisher, Brad Townsend, and Tim MacMahon.

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Free Agent Comparison: Maxi Kleber vs. Daniel Theis

Maxi Kleber is a restricted free agent for the Dallas Mavericks this summer. Due to his relentless rim protection and ability to stretch the floor on offense Kleber is a fan favorite who has a ton of MFFL support to return to the team. But you never know in restricted free agency, with the diverse skill set that Maxi has shown in his two years in the NBA there may be teams willing to throw more cash at him than the Mavericks can muster, depending where their priorities lay. To brace Mavs fans for a potential departure and to show that there are other free agents like Maxi available this summer, I want to compare Kleber to fellow free agent big man, Daniel Theis.

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Mavs Free Agency: All the Shooters

The NBA has become 3 crazy and the Dallas Mavericks are no exception. They are already near the top of the league in three point attempts and now have stars in Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis that will make elite shooters even more effective. A primary focus of the Mavericks free agency this summer should be to surround these two with top level shooters so this offense can reach its potential. This is a summary of why the Mavs need shooters, what makes a good shooter, and who the best shooters are that are potentially available this summer.

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Don’t Sleep on Justin Jackson

As free agency heats up it is easy to be caught up in all the players that the Dallas Mavericks can bring in and forget about the players that we already have. A prime example of this is the 24 year old, two year veteran Small Forward, Justin Jackson. It may not be as exciting as adding an All-Star in free agency but let us look at the past, present, and future of Justin Jackson to see why he can be a key contributor the the Mavs for the next few years.

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