The NBA season is upon us yet again. After a successful bubble run, the league is returning to a somewhat more familiar look, playing games in arenas. That means the Dallas Mavericks return to the American Airlines Center for the first time since March 11 in a couple of weeks.
During their prolonged absence from the AAC, the Mavericks went to the playoffs and made a number of post-season moves in the hopes of bolstering the roster for another playoff run.
Dallas traded for Josh Richardson and James Johnson and drafted rookies Josh Green, Tyrell Terry, and Tyler Bey. While there’s always a positive spin from the organization about its off-season moves, it appears that fans like what they see from Donnie Nelson, Michael Finley, and Mark Cuban.
A whopping 92 percent of fans approve of the moves and think the team got better.
If you’re part of the eight percent that said the Mavs didn’t get better, please chime in down in the comments and let your voice be heard. Why do you hate Josh Richardson so much?
With the overwhelming approval of the moves Dallas made, the front office also gets high marks. However, mom likes to see As on those report cards. Bs are fine if you’re just interested in a ticket to a state college. You can do better. Still, a B grade is good.
It’s not just Mavericks fans that are taking note of the teams moves, they’re getting recognition league-wide.
Fans throughout the SB Nation network were asked to rank every franchise 1-30 ahead of the 2020-21 season. There are some familiar names at the top—Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, etc.—-but an up-and-coming team cracks the top-10.
Right there, coming in at No. 10, is the Dallas Mavericks. Not too bad considering a couple of seasons ago they were down near where the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons rank—except in the real standings, not fan rankings.
It’s clear that fans are excited about the upcoming season and the potential the Mavericks currently hold. Plus Luka Doncic. He’s pretty good. Now, it’s time to watch the season play out and see if the Mavs live up to expectations.
Dallas starts its season December 23 against the Phoenix Suns.