Well the Roster is at 15, as far as I can figure out. So if Dallas doesn't make any more moves, We can take a gander at some possible Lineups that may or may not happen.
So Here is the current Mavericks Roster:
Now from What I understand Dallas was planning on Waiving Rautins and I am not sure about their plan for Neitzel, however this is the current 15 man roster according to NBA.com. So I will be using this as the basis for my post. As any changes happen I will update and Edit this post to reflect any changes. So lets get down to business:
So lets start out with the "Standard lineup". As we all know, Carlise tends to be matchup driven in his starting line up, However this is what I think Dallas will start out with on most nights(Starters listed first):
PG-Kidd, West, Beaubois
SG- Carter, Terry, Jones
SF- Odom, Marion, Carter
PF- Dirk, Odom, Cardinal
Center- Haywood, Mahinmi, Wright
Now the interesting about this line up is the starting height...at 6-4 Kidd is the shortest member of this lineup. I think we will see this lineup against teams like Orlando, that don't have great perimeter players.
Now for teams that do have great perimeter play, but tend to be weak "in the paint" you may see this line up:
SG-West, Terry, Jones
SF- Marion, Carter, Wright
the idea behind this line up is to get the better defenders out on the floor to start the game, without sacrificing Dirk's offensive capabilities.
Now of course it wouldn't be a Carlise Team if it didn't have a "3 guard lineup" so here is the "big" 3 guard
the nice thing about this line up is that with West being a decent defender, you aren't sacrificing defense to use this. While it is true that Carter and Dirk aren't exactly known for their Defensive Prowess, they should be adequate enough that we might see this line up on a regular basis.
NOw if Dallas wanted to "go Small" they can do this;
the Idea behind this Lineup would be that Dallas is Sacrificing Size for speed, Obviously....
NOw I know that a lot of You all are concerned about Dallas' "youth" Well Here is the "young guns" Line up
PG- Beaubois, Neitzel
Now of Course I know that DoJo is a Guard, However at ~6-5 he could possibly play at the SF position as an undersized SF....Similar to Marion at the PF position I would like Dallas to try and find another young Player for the PF position which would allow Wright to move to the SF position, and Jones to move back to the SG position...now the likelyhood that Dallas actually uses this line up? About the same chance of me winning the lottery....but then I have said that before.....
As Always I welcome an comments or Critiques that you guys may have, so feel free to sound off on anything that may be wrong....