Dallas Mavericks Summer League Preview

(Stephen R. Sylvanie / USA Today Sports)

The Mavericks will play in the Las Vegas and Orlando Summer Leagues.

When:

Orlando Summer League: July 1-5, 6th “Championship Day”

Utah Summer League: July 3, 5-6

Las Vegas Summer League: July 7-11, playoffs July 12-17

Where:

Orlando Summer League: Amway Center practice court

Utah Summer League: Jon M. Huntsman Center

Las Vegas Summer League: Thomas & Mack Center, Cox Pavilion

How to Watch:

All games will be broadcasted live on NBATV or on the ESPN networks. The Utah and Las Vegas Summer League’s are open to the public, while the Orlando league will not be.

And now for the team’s preview:

All expected players as of June 30th

Players expected to compete: Dorian Finney-Smith, Yogi Ferrell, A.J. Hammons, Jarrod Uthoff, Nicolas Brussino, Dwight Buycks, Torian Graham, Johnathan Motley, Dennis Smith Jr, Ismael Bako, Corey Webster, Ding Yanyuhang, Steven Spieth, Jamie Smith, Keith Hornsby, Cat Barber, Brandon Ashley, Christian Wood, Jameel Warney, Brandon Paul, Luis Montero, Satnam Singh

Dallas will split the players into two squads, one for Orlando and one for Las Vegas

The Mavericks will have many young pieces to evaluate this summer. G-League prospects Keith Hornsby, Cat Barber, Christian Wood, and Jameel Warney are looking to breakthrough to the NBA. Top UDFA Johnathan Motley should be looking to capitalize on the lack of talent after Dirk Nowitzki.

7’2″ 290 pound Indian big man was the first Indian player ever to be selected in the NBA Draft back in 2015. Singh has played for the Texas Legends the past two years, but only averaged 1.6 points and 1.4 rebounds per game over 27 contests. If Singh cannot put together a good summer, his NBA days may be limited.

Steven Spieth, brother of PGA star Jordan Spieth, will be playing this summer for the Mavericks. He averaged over 17 points per game and shot over 40 percent from three at Brown University. Former CBA MVP and top Chinese prospect Ding Yanyuhang may have to miss the FIBA Asia Cup due to his participation this summer.

Second year players Dorian Finney-Smith, Yogi Ferrell, A.J. Hammons, Jarrod Uthoff, and Nicolas Brussino will look to capitalize off good rookie campaigns and cement themselves as part of Dallas’s future.

Player to Watch: Dennis Smith Jr.

Dennis Smith has been handed the keys to the Dallas team, and it all starts in the summer league. Smith is an explosive prospect on both sides of the ball, and it will for sure be exciting to watch him play against NBA talent.

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