The NBA season is a little over 2 months away and the Mavericks have re-loaded in preparation for a bounce-back year. There is an interesting parallel between this upcoming year’s Mavericks and the team from 2019-20, as highlighted by editor Josh Bowe in a recent piece. Both have two stars, with lots of guards, and the same two guys leading the center position: Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell. The Mavericks were very good that year, and even set the league record at the time for offensive rating (115.9). That team was just a first-round exit, so being right back where they were four years ago may not seem ideal.