It’s awards time! Sadly, not a single Dallas Mavericks’ player earned any of the end of season honors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t hand out our very own.
Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, DeJuan Blair, Devin Harris, Wayne Ellington, Shane Larkin, Gal Mekel, and Ricky Ledo were all brought in last offseason to improve the roster. While some were starters, others were key reservers, and the rest not in the rotation much, they all had the opportunity to either impress or disappoint. We’ll decide who we believe was the Mavs best acquisition of the bunch.
Ace Feltman (@MFFeLtman): Samuel Dalembert A bit of a stretch here. Okay a stretch as long as it takes to say “Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Tariq Abdul Wahad went up the hill.” I knew Monta Ellis would be great, I knew Jose Calderon would score – although the assist numbers should be higher – but having a rim protector back in the mix for the first time since Tyson Chandler was really, really refreshing. Just look at the current Serge “Not Hert” Ibaka situation in the Western Conference Finals to determine the power of a defensive presence at the rim.
Brian Gosset (@Gosset41): Monta Ellis Enough said. Are you smoking something Ace?
Bailey Rogers (@BRogers789): Monta. He have it all. What else is there to say?
Jose De Leon (@JoseOfLion06): Monta Ellis He’s the best offseason acquisition because of what he did for Dirk Nowitzki. Monta gave Dirk the gift of resting easy on the bench while he handled the offensive workload. Without Monta, we’re looking at Vince Carter as the second option and in 2013-14, that is a world I do not want to be a part of.
Rami Michail (@RamiMichail): You gotta “Have It All” to win this award, and thankfully Monta Ellis did. Calderon finishes a close second.