Title tracks: Music to win by in 2022-23 for JaVale McGee

September 2, 2022

It’s time to proceed our sequence breaking down the Mavericks’ roster.

Somewhat than simply operating down the property and debits of every participant, we’re going to strategy this 12 months’s roster analysis a little bit otherwise.

With a sound observe.

Because the Mavericks reached the Western Convention finals final season and have made it clear that championships are the one measuring stick they’ll use shifting ahead within the Luka Dončić period, it’s time to investigate what they want from every participant to sometime make {that a} actuality, ideally ahead of later.

And there’s a theme music, or two or three – basketball’s model of walk-up music, if you’ll – for every participant.

So right here we have a look at every participant (in alphabetical order) and what they have to accomplish for the Mavericks to be title worthy. We’ll assume good well being for everyone, which is at all times the No. 1 subject.

Subsequent up is JaVale McGee.

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THEME SONGS: Ramblin’ Man by the Allman Brothers, Modifications by David Bowie and Go Your Personal Means by Fleetwood Mac.

STAT FROM 2021-22 THAT MUST IMPROVE: There’s probably not one which wants a serious uptick. However there are two that want to stay constant. McGee performed 74 video games final season. That’s big for a man who missed 26 video games the earlier season and performed solely 34 video games in his one season with the Mavericks. As well as, having McGee proceed to common greater than 20 rebounds per 48 minutes performed could be a serious assist in one of many departments that was a evident deficiency final season.

BREAKDOWN: Discover a pattern in these walk-up songs? McGee is again for his second go-‘spherical with the Mavericks, however he’s loads completely different lately than he was in 2017, when the ambiance round each him and the Mavericks was a lot completely different. McGee has made 5 stops within the six seasons since he was right here. And, in some methods, coming via Dallas jump-started his profession. McGee has received three championships since then, two with Golden State and one with the Los Angeles Lakers. However anyone who’s betting on McGee being right here long run most likely isn’t very affluent on the on line casino. He’s modified groups 10 occasions going into his 15th season. Nonetheless, he’s solely 34 years outdated, so it’s truthful to assume that there may nonetheless be a couple of good seasons left in his tank. What McGee does very effectively, and what the Mavericks want most from him, is his rebounding. He averaged 6.7 boards per sport and performed lower than 16 minutes. He additionally scored at clip, too – greater than 9 factors per sport. And with Luka feeding him, you work there will likely be a couple of factors coming McGee’s manner. But when he can proceed to tug down an offensive rebound each seven minutes, as he has carried out the final a number of seasons, the Mavericks will likely be getting a cut price after signing McGee throughout the free-agent scramble this summer season.

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NEXT: Theo Pinson.


Maxi Kleber: https://www.mavs.com/kleber-profile/

Jaden Hardy: https://www.mavs.com/hardy-profile/

Tim Hardaway Jr.:  https://www.mavs.com/hardaway-profile/

Josh Inexperienced:  https://www.mavs.com/green-profile/

Dorian Finney-Smith:  https://www.mavs.com/finney-smith-profile/

Tyler Dorsey:  https://www.mavs.com/dorsey-profile/

Luka Doncic:  https://www.mavs.com/luka-profile/

Spencer Dinwiddie:  https://www.mavs.com/dinwiddie-profile/

Reggie Bullock:  https://www.mavs.com/profiles-bullock/

Davis Bertans:  https://www.mavs.com/profiles-bertans/

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