Nick, thumbs for me. This is the type of move the Mavericks should make because Kidd is not just talking about playing defense but he wants to back it up. So signing Frank Ntilikina makes a lot of sense. There are 2 people that I would consider cutting that would be Tyrell Terry or Josh Green. You do not cut Burke because he is making too much. It was reported that the Mavericks were trying to trade him. If they wanted to cut him they would have done it in the off-season.
In my opinion, Frank it should be moved into the starting lineup. Not only because it provides great defense on pretty much whoever you needed to guard, but he is also a very solid secondary ballhandler.
This way Brunson can be a Sixth man, and run the bench mob flawlessly with Tim also helping the scoring off of the bench.
KP – Provides (as of late) a solid stretch big man.
Maxi – great defense one through five and a pretty solid three-point shot
DFS – Much like Maxi does a little of everything, plus reliable defense.
Frank – good defense with an okay three-pointer and good defense.
Luka – obviously everyone knows this one..