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Dallas Mavericks Season Preview: Roster Needs, Keys to Success & Expectations

Mavs.com's Bobby Karalla joins Dalton Trigg on this week's episode of the Mavs Step Back Podcast to talk about the Dallas Mavericks' offseason, what the roster is still lacking heading into the season, Tim Hardaway Jr.'s fit as he returns from injury, Luka Doncic staying healthy and much, much more!

With NBA training camps set to begin next week, the Dallas Mavericks are gearing up for what they hope will be a very successful 2022-23 campaign. Last season, Dallas exceeded all expectations by making it to the Western Conference Finals before falling to the Golden State Warriors. Despite losing Jalen Brunson, expectations remain high when you have a top-5 player in the world in Luka Doncic.

On Thursday, Mavs.com's Bobby Karalla joined the Mavs Step Back Podcast to discuss a handful of Mavs-related topics, including a recap of Dallas' offseason, roster needs heading into the new season, Tim Hardaway Jr.'s fit as he returns from his foot injury, Luka Doncic trying to avoid ankle issues this year, and much, much more.

Over the last two seasons, the Mavs have been under .500 when reaching the 25-game mark of the season. Karalla stresses how important it is for the Mavs to hit the ground running this season, especially when considering the Western Conference got stronger and coach Jason Kidd will be getting newcomers Christian Wood, JaVale McGee, Tyler Dorsey and Jaden Hardy up to speed.

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