Sefko: Mavericks Deepest Team in NBA?
The Mavericks’ group of reserve players averaged more points than any other team’s bench last season.
None of that will change this season for the Mavericks.
Coach Rick Carlisle is adamant that this has become a strength-in-numbers league. To be good, you need multiple good players. To be great, you need multiple superstars.
Vince Carter led the Mavericks’ reserves last season, averaging better than 13 points per game while playing less than 26 minutes per game.
And Carter likely will have more help on the bench this season. The addition of Wayne Ellington, Devin Harris and DeJuan Blair, all figuring to be backups, should again make the Mavericks’ reserves formidable.