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2018 Player Previews

Maxi Kleber’s role has changed from necessity to uncertainty

Kleber showed flashes of brilliance, but roster changes have left him on the outside looking in.

Will this be J.J. Barea’s last season in Dallas?

The 34 year old will be a free agent next summer

Jalen Brunson brings shooting and poise to the Mavericks bench

The other Dallas rookie also has some high expectations.

For Dorian Finney-Smith, it’s now or never

Entering his third season, Finney-Smith has the perfect opportunity to prove his worth in the rotation.

Dwight Powell will look to build off a career year

The throw-in piece of the Rajon Rondo trade has become a valuable contributor for the Mavericks.

When called upon, Salah Mejri will continue to bring an edge to the Mavs’ second unit

Even though there might not be as many opportunities for Mejri to earn more minutes this season, the Mavs know exactly what they’ll get if his name is called.

Devin Harris brings a wealth of experience and versatility

The combo guard will try to continue last season’s success in what might be his last year.

Dennis Smith Jr.’s sophomore season will bring all new challenges

What will the second season have in store for one of the Mavericks biggest cornerstone pieces?

DeAndre Jordan is going to make things a lot easier for Dallas

The Mavericks have desperately needed someone to do the things that he does really well for a long time.

Wesley Matthews’ scaled back role could pay dividends

He’ll be asked to do less, which could result in the most efficient Wesley Matthews the Mavericks have seen.

Harrison Barnes could thrive in a smaller but still important role

Year Three in Dallas for Barnes will be critical as the team looks to make a playoff push

In his 21st season, Dirk Nowitzki could be taking a final bow

The all-time franchise leader in nearly everything shuffles into his potentially last season.