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.
Just like youth sports, there are no losers here. We hand out our participation awards to those Mavs who didn’t exactly light it up this season.
Ace Feltman (@MFFeLtman): Wayne Ellington I was really, really excited about this signing. The Mavericks hadn’t had a reliable three point threat to stretch the floor in a couple seasons (sorry Anthony Morrow) and when I heard they signed one, I was ecstatic. Then the player turned out to be Wayne Ellington, and I curbed my enthusiasm but still was excited about the prospects of Ellington giving the Mavs a very solid 8 PPG in 15 MPG or so. Instead we were teased with flashes of what he could bring. (Roddy B – who went unsigned all season – could have been great…I could get a girlfriend way out of my league…none of these things are coming true…yet) Ultimately left with a turrible turrible turrible 3 PPG in 9 MPG. The best part about Wayne Ellington this year was Jae Crowder.
Brian Gosset (@Gosset41): Gal Mekel/Wayne Ellington I’ll meet Bailey and Ace halfway. Ellington played a lot to make a difference, yet he didn’t. I thought he’d make more shots, but didn’t come through. I’m with Bailey on Mekel. When he plays, he pushes Larkin’s playing time back a notch.
Bailey Rogers (@BRogers789): Gal Mekel. He participated for a few games right? In my mind, Mekel is both a roadblock to Shane’s progress and a reminder of how stupid it was to let Calathes go. If only he wasn’t so pretty…
Jose De Leon (@JoseOfLion06): Wayne Ellington Without question the most disappointing addition. He was supposed to come in and make a three here and there. He rarely did. He was supposed to come in and…and…all he was supposed to do was be a threat on the perimeter and HE WASN’T! I like what he theoretically brings to the table and sure hope he’s at least remotely reliable next season.