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Predicting the Dallas Mavericks’ Starting Five if LeBron James Signs

Dallas Mavericks: Predicting the Starting Five if LeBron James Signs

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It's no longer a sure thing that LeBron James will re-sign with the Miami Heat, and the Dallas Mavericks are in a great position to take advantage. The Mavericks have money to burn, a well-regarded coach and a fairly promising and talented roster already in place. Here's a look at Dallas' probable starting five if LeBron chooses to sign there.

Point Guard: Devin Harris

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Point Guard: Devin Harris

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Devin Harris was very good for the Mavericks last season, particularly in the playoffs. He recently agreed to a discounted three-year, $ 9 million deal with Dallas and is a much better option to start at the point than Raymond Felton.

Shooting Guard: Monta Ellis

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Shooting Guard: Monta Ellis

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2013-14 was Monta Ellis' best season in quite a while, as he proved to be a great and multifaceted offensive threat alongside the sweet-shooting Dirk Nowitzki. Ellis' dynamic athleticism, playmaking and scoring ability would be incredibly exciting to watch with James — who shares all three of those traits with him — on the same team.

Small Forward: LeBron James

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Small Forward: LeBron James

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James would provide a stabilizing perimeter presence at the defensive end for a Mavericks team that looks to be quite weak in that respect without him. LeBron's penetration and passing is best-suited for a team with plenty of shooting ability, and Dallas just happens to have the best-shooting big man in basketball history.

Power Forward: Dirk Nowitzki

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Power Forward: Dirk Nowitzki

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The image of Nowitzki draining wide-open jumpers off of assists from James has to be pasted in Mavericks' fans heads at this point; it's just too attractive not to think about. There is no better player in the league than LeBron to take some of the pressure off of Nowitzki as he enters the twilight years of his career.

Center: Tyson Chandler

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Center: Tyson Chandler

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Tyson Chandler needed a change of scenery badly, and he got it when the New York Knicks sent him back to Dallas in a package with Felton. Chandler wasn't quite the same player in New York last season and has struggled with injuries, but perhaps a return to the team he won a championship with in 2011 will reinvigorate his game. Playing with the best player in the world wouldn't hurt.

Sean Sarcu is a Chicago Blackhawks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.