FanSided released their annual top-250 lists yesterday and our beloved Dallas Mavericks came in at 125. Here’s why that’s much too low and is certain to rise next year.
Every year FanSided releases their much anticipated top-250 list and every year select fanbases go wild. It’s understandable, we, as fans, value our teams more than most outsiders. MFFL’s are the same with the Dallas Mavericks.
Dallas Mavericks fans are a passionate lot. OG’s that have lived through those bleak pre-Mark Cuban years know what hard times are. Even new Dallas Mavericks fans have lived through a couple recent lean seasons. So it’s understandable the Mavs finished just 125. It’s forgivable they were just 14th in the NBA. Well, kind of…
Things are changing in Big D these days. Or should I say changed. The Dallas Mavericks are no longer the floundering franchise trying to figure out life after Dirk. They are no longer a rebuilding franchise selling hope to fans. They are back.
After finishing just 14th in the Western Conference last season, the Mavs have mounted a heckuva charge this season. Currently occupying the No. 3 spot in the stacked West, the Mavs are one of the hottest teams in the NBA. And they largely have second year phenom, Luka Doncic to thank for it.
Doncic, who came in No. 70 in FanSided’s 250, is the hottest name in the NBA right now. Garnering interest from domestic fans and international fans alike, Doncic is the top reason the good times in Dallas are sure to last.
Luka is breaking records almost weekly and at just 20-years-old has become a regular triple-double machine. The versatile roster and deep bench have allowed Rick Carlisle to exploit mismatches and beat otherwise star-studded opponents.
Luka, together with Kristaps Porzingis make up the youngest star duo in the NBA. And KP’s not even back 100 percent yet. When he does rediscover his All-Star level game, the Dallas Mavericks will become a force to be reckoned with.
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Best yet, Dallas will have funds available to spend big on a max free agent the summer of 2021. 2021 represents the most tantalizing free agent class in recent memory. And it stands to reason Dallas will look like a much more attractive destination with a couple playoff years under their belts and two young All-Stars to play with.
The main takeaway is this: Coming in 14th in the NBA is way too low but it’s understandable given how far this team has risen in the past year. The ranking is sure to rise significantly in 2020 and should be at the top of the NBA by 2021.
The good times are here for Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks and we can rest assured Dallas won’t be this low on the FanSided 250 for a very long time.
- Published on 12/11/2019 at 12:01 PM
- Last updated at 12/11/2019 at 11:16 AM