Mavericks basketball is back! Dallas absolutely toasted the Beijing Ducks on Saturday night, 116-63. It’s important to remember that while the Mavericks played very well, they played a team from the Chinese Basketball Association.
So really, this was more of a scrimmage for the Mavericks than an actual competitive game. That means we must all remain level-headed and composed when taking anything from this game and remember there’s a long season ahead of the Mavs.
With that said, here are three calm, cool and rational observations from the game:
Luka Doncic is Jesus Christ
Oh my sweet lord, play the highlight reel:
I can’t wait till Doncic goes against NBA competition, but this will keep me going for the next week.
DeAndre Jordan is gonna eat
If there’s one area I feel completely and assuredly confident in the Mavericks this season outside of Doncic, it’s Jordan. Rick Carlisle’s offense gets the absolute most out of rim-running fives and Jordan is the best talent he’s ever had for that role.
Jordan is going to absolutely go bonkers in Dallas.
Yes, it’s preseason but don’t be surprised if Jordan makes an All-Star team and threatens for an All-NBA team. He’s very good!
Jalen Brunson made some shots!
It was a brutal Summer League for Brunson, which was especially disappointing since many draft experts pegged him the steal of the draft, falling to the Mavs at the top of the second round.
So good on him for canning some shots and making some nice plays tonight. Brunson went 2-of-4 from three and had four assists in 18 minutes. The Mavericks have veteran stonewalls in Devin Harris and J.J. Barea as backup guards, so hopefully Brunson shows enough in the preseason to earn some burn when the games actually matter.