The Dallas Mavericks are nearing the end of the first half of this rollercoaster NBA season. Although some of the circumstances surrounding Dallas' 13-15 have been out of the team's control, the daunted Western Conference gives pity to no one.
Although Luka Doncic was named an NBA All-Star game starter for the second season in a row today, the Mavs' current standing as the 10th team in the West standings has resulted in Doncic going from a preseason MVP favorite to a player who is now on the outside looking in. Doncic is doing all he can right now, nearly averaging a 30-point triple-double and shooting a career-high from deep. What can the Mavs do over the next few weeks to give him more of the help he needs?
On this episode of the Mavs Step Back Podcast, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan give their thoughts on where the Mavs are currently stand with the NBA All-Star break on the horizon. This team has endured a lot over the first two months of the season, and although it's true that this roster likely needs more undisturbed time to mesh better, the guys still agree that a trade or two is needed if Dallas wants to be more than a first-round playoff exit.
In addition to roster improvements by trades, the guys also think there's a few things the Mavs could do in-house to get more out of the current roster. Tyrell Terry and Tyler Bey, who were selected with the No. 31 and No. 36 picks respectively in last year's NBA Draft, have been killing it in the G-League bubble. Terry is still a work in progress due to his light build, but could Bey potentially see actual rotation minutes for the Mavs going forward? Given the team's need for energy, rebounding and defense, the guys believe this one is a no-brainer:
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