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Predicting the Dallas Mavericks’ Starting 5 in 2014-15 NBA Season

Predicting the Mavericks' Starting 5 in 2014-15 NBA Season

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

Now that the Mavericks have re-established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the West, it is time for us to look into the crystal ball to see what the Mavs' starting lineup will look like next season.

PG: Devin Harris

Devin Harris, Dallas Mavericks
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PG: Devin Harris

Devin Harris, Dallas Mavericks
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Even though Jose Calderon played well in his first full season as the Mavs starting point guard, Harris clearly was the better floor general in the playoffs. Don't be surprised to see Harris starting alongside Monta Ellis next year as Dallas continues its march back to title contender.

SG: Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis, Dallas Mavericks
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SG: Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis, Dallas Mavericks
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Monta's rejuvenation was the big reason why the Mavs turned it around last season. As he will be given the keys to the offense next season, look for the guard to post up All-Star worthy numbers as the team's new No. 1 option.

SF: Danny Granger

Danny Granger, Dallas Mavericks
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SF: Danny Granger

Danny Granger, Dallas Mavericks
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Expect Mark Cuban to open up his checkbook to upgrade the small forward position, and Danny Granger would be the best choice for the Mavs. Granger has a nice outside game and can also create his own shots. He would be a big upgrade to what was Dallas' weakest starting position last year, and he could have a similar career revival in North Texas as Ellis enjoyed last year.

PF: Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
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PF: Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
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Although he will be a free agent this year, don't expect Nowitzki to go anywhere in the offseason. Nowitzki has stated that he wants to finish his career with the team that made him a superstar, and is willing to take less money to stay. So expect the Big German to still be the team's power forward next year.

C: Samuel Dalembert

Samuel Dalembert, Dallas Mavericks
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C: Samuel Dalembert

Samuel Dalembert, Dallas Mavericks
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Dalembert did a good job anchoring the middle for Dallas last season. So expect him to return as the man in the middle next year.