NBA 2K20: Best Dallas Mavericks starting five you can buy on MyTEAM – Blackman, Doncic, Chandler & more

They've defied expectations with an impressive start, but how many Mavs make their all-time five?



Dallas, Texas. A city famous for its cultural history: opera, ballet, and musicals. But most importantly, the Dallas Mavericks.

The 2011 NBA Champions first took to the NBA courts back in 1980 and struggled in its early years before a certain Dirk Nowitzki joined the Mavericks and changed their fortunes completely.

The future for Mavs fans looks bright thanks to a new dynamic duo in the form of Luke Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, with the Dallas franchise currently sitting fifth in the Western Conference, with a 22-12 record.

Here is the best Dallas Mavericks starting five you can buy on MyTEAM today.

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PG – Luka Donic (OVR 95)

Card type: Moments

Best stats: 98 shot IQ, 98 stamina, 98 hands 

Cost: 30k

The starting point guard in this Dallas Mavericks five is their current superstar, Luca Doncic.

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The reigning Rookie of the Year has been one of the standout players in the NBA this campaign and whilst he won’t be playing in his favored small forward role, Doncic has all the necessary attributes to make them seem less switch to the point guard role. 

His outside scoring (90 OVR) heads his base stats, however, the triple-double maestro isn’t far behind in the playmaking department (89 OVR)

SG – Seth Curry (OVR 88)

Card type: Moments of the Week

Best stats: 98 hustle, 95 hustle, 95 offensive consistency

Cost: 3.5k

Playing alongside his teammate in the guards is Mavericks three-ball specialist, Seth Curry.

Curry swapped Portland for Memphis in the summer and has been a key part of this impressive Mavericks side who are continuing to defy expectations. 

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As is to be expected as a Curry, Seth has a 94 rated three-point shot and hot zones in all five areas from deep. Get ready to rain down threes with this card.

SF – ‘94 Rolando Blackman (OVR 96)

Card type: Spotlight

Best stats: 98 hands, 96 stamina, 95 shot mid

Cost: 45k

A first trip into the archives for this side for the small forward role, which is occupied by Rolando Blackman.

The Panamanian spent 11 years with the Mavericks from 1981-1992, making four All-Star appearances in that time. 

Driving towards the bucket is the way forward with Blackman (93 driving layup), his 94-rated ability to draw a foul coupled with his 92-rated free-throw means you will get plenty of and-one opportunities with Blackman.

PF – Kristaps Porzingis (OVR 85)

Card type: ‘20 NBA

Best stats: 98 shot IQ, 91 offensive consistency, 90 stamina 

Cost: 1.5k

Back to the present day Mavericks now for the power forward role, which is headed by the second of the two European superstars, Kristaps Porzingis.

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Porzingis was released from the Knicks midway throw the last campaign and was quickly picked up by the Mavericks. After recovering from a long-term injury, he has quickly picked up where he left off, putting up big numbers night upon night.

You would expect this role to be occupied by Mavericks GOAT Dirk Notwitski, however as Dirk doesn’t have a tradeable card currently, it’s Porzingis who is charged with the task.

C – Tyson Chandler (OVR 89)

Card type: Spotlight

Best stats: 95 stamina, 95 standing dunk, 94 offensive rebound

Cost: 2.5k

The final name in this All-Star Mavericks five is current Houston Rockets center, Tyson Chandler.

Chandler has spent time at a number of different NBA teams, but it was during his year in Dallas that he picked up his only NBA Championship (2011). 

Chandler will be tasked with dominating the paint in this side. With a 95-rated standing dunk and a 94-rated offensive rebound, he shouldn’t have too many problems doing exactly that.

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The new year is here and that means that the All-Star game is fast approaching!

As has been the case for many a year, fans are able to vote for the players who they think are deserving of an All-Star spot and we at RealSport thought we could transfer that voting into the basketball sim NBA 2K20.

For each conference, there are three divisions and we are going to look at the best starting five for each of those divisions, starting with the Atlantic Division

The Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors are the five teams who make up the division and using current players only, this is the best starting five you can make from the Atlantic today.

PG – Kyle Lowry (OVR 95)

Kyle Lowry's 95 OVR MyTeam card

Card type: Moments of the Week

Best stats: 97 hustle, 96 stamina, 95 offensive consistency

Cost: 32k

Looking at current Atlantic Division players, the best point guard currently available in MyTEAM is Toronto’s Kyle Lowry.

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Lowry has had to take on extra responsibility for the reigning champions this season following the loss of Kawhi Leonard and has done so expertly. With 90 ratings in athleticism, playmaking and defending, this card is capable of doing it all.

So far this season, Lowry is averaging 20.8 points, 4,6 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game.

SG – Spencer Dinwiddie (OVR 94)

Spencer Dinwiddie's 94 OVR MyTeam card

Card type: Moments of the Week

Best stats: 98 offensive consistency, 98 shot IQ, 97 stamina

Cost: 28k

The shooting guard position is occupied by Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets.

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The Nets have struggled for form so far this season, largely due to the injury held by Kevin Durant and niggles picked up by Kyrie Irving. Spencer Dinwiddie has taken advantage of his increased minutes though, receiving this 94-rated diamond card as a result of his improved play.

Dinwiddie is averaging 22.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game so far this season.

Continue reading about the NBA 2K20 voting here.

Tom Young

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