Anderson drew rave reviews from coach Rick Carlisle and will spend time at shooting guard and small forward this season, NBA.com reports. "We feel he’s a wing player that could play either the two or the three," Carlisle said. "We believe that he’s got an NBA body, and he was one of the strongest kids in the draft positionally. He’s in a good position coming here."
Powell could see a significant boost in playing time this season, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports. "There's going to be an opportunity for an increased role next year, and that's not an overstatement," coach Rick Carlisle said. "That's how strongly we feel about his ability to contribute, so we really like him."
Matthews (Achilles) will be cautiously handled during his first season with the Mavericks, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports. "He's definitely on track for a full recovery, but we’re going to be erring on the side of being conservative and cautioned," coach Rick Carlisle said. "The first year is more about making sure that he's right and getting him out there on the right terms, and from there we want him to make a full recovery and continue to get better."