As dust settles from the draft, free agency and a lot of player movement around the NBA, where do we find the Mavericks?

After Tuesday, their roster has taken shape. They officially completed the free-agent signing of former SMU standout Sterling Brown after re-signing Tim Hardaway Jr. and Boban Marjanović.

And, oh yeah, they locked up their point guard for the next six years, too.

You can make the argument that any offseason that includes signing one of the top players in the world to a five-year contract extension is an automatic success.

Luka Dončić is happy. The Mavericks are happy. And understandably so.

So as we take stock, where, exactly, do the Mavericks stand?

New coach? Check. New GM? Yep. New optimism with a new look? Sure.

New players?

Well, yeah, new players, too. But not to the extent that the Mavericks have had in some recent years.

Their roster for the 2021-22 season will look quite similar to the one that lost in the first round of the playoffs three months ago. When you have Dončić to start with, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

The biggest issue he emphasized when his signing was announced was the importance of chemistry. Continuity can help that.

But while similar, there will be differences between last year’s roster under coach Rick Carlisle and the upcoming season under Jason Kidd. A new coach obviously means things will be automatically different.

And while the Mavericks’ free-agent and trade moves of the last two weeks weren’t earthshaking, they were significant. Enough so that lots of questions will linger about roles in the playing rotation.

First, some obvious things.

Point guard is a set-it-and-forget-it position for the long term with Dončić. Tim Hardaway Jr. was not re-signed for four years and $75-million to be a hood ornament. He’s penciled into the starting lineup.

Ditto for Kristaps Porzingis and Dorian Finney-Smith.

After that, it gets interesting, primarily because the one thing the Mavericks did well in the offseason was fortify their wing positions. Reggie Bullock was signed quickly when free agency began and while he may not be the sexy signing Maverick fans were hoping for, he is coming off one of his best seasons (10.9 points, 41 percent from 3-point range).

He’ll vie for starter minutes, which has been his primary role the past four seasons with New York, Detroit and, briefly, the Los Angeles Lakers.

And the signing of Brown, who shot 42.3 percent from 3-point range in 51 games with Houston last season, should help the depth at the wing spots. With Hardaway, Brown, Bullock, along with returnees Josh Green and Finney-Smith, the Mavericks will have a surplus of midsized guys who can guard multiple positions.

They also have an intriguing addition on the front line with Moses Brown. The slender, 7-2 Brown came to the Mavericks in an under-the-radar trade from Boston after having a sneaky-breakout season with Oklahoma City. He averaged 8.6 points and 8.9 rebounds in just 21 minutes per game (43 appearances) for the Thunder.

Combined, bringing in Moses Brown, Sterling Brown and Bullock shores up areas that are always in demand: shooting, defense and depth.

“We’re happy,” owner Mark Cuban said Tuesday in Slovenia at the Luka signing. “I think we improved our team considerably.”

To summarize, here’s what the roster looks like, pending other moves before training camp next month:

Guards: Luka Dončić, Jalen Brunson, Trey Burke, Tyrell Terry.

Wings: Tim Hardaway Jr., Dorian Finney-Smith, Reggie Bullock, Josh Green, Sterling Brown.

Center/forwards: Kristaps Porzingis, Maxi Kleber, Dwight Powell, Willie Cauley-Stein, Boban Marjanović, Moses Brown.

And, as Dončić said, chemistry will be paramount. That’s where Kidd’s arrival could reap big benefits.

The bottom line is that the Mavericks will have a lot of continuity going into the coming season.

But they’ll also have enough new faces to make things look different, starting with the man on the sideline.

Twitter: @ESefko

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