The Dallas Mavericks have missed the playoffs for three straight seasons, but that streak is about to come to an end in April. Every player on the team has advanced their game this year. That is one advantage of having a young team that is hungry for postseason experience.
They are all more comfortable in Rick Carlisle‘s system compared to last. His flow offense can be difficult to grasp because he lets the players run their own plays. They also have the freedom to shoot at anytime. It is a steep learning curve on how to be intuitive enough to react to the defense’s coverage.