Looking at finding more diamonds in the rough, the Dallas Mavericks are inviting Majok Majok, from South Sudan, to a free agent mini-camp.
The Dallas Mavericks continue to do their due diligence in the scouting department as they look for more hidden talent around the globe.
Even though Yogi Ferrell wasn’t an international talent from a distant league, Dallas made the call to bring him up out of the D-League only to sign him to a multi-year deal just a short time afterwards.
This Summer, Dallas will continue to host their free agent mini-camps where players from around the globe will try to win over Mavs’ representatives.
According to NBL.com, the latest is Majok Majok from South Sudan.
The 6’9″ forward/center for Melbourne United in the NBL is just 24 years old and just finished a solid season where he continued to show what he specializes in: rebounding and finishing above the rim.
"“Rebounding, playing defence, finishing above the rim and being able to run the floor, those are the main things I really want to showcase,” Majok told NBL.com. “Not everybody at the NBA level wants to do the little things, so bringing that approach is one of my main goals.”"
It’s the little things that help get you on an NBA roster.
When you look across the league, you see almost every franchise have a couple of players who do it all. They give the energy off the bench in the boards and chasing after every loose ball. This seems like the speciality of Majok Majok.
More from The Smoking Cuban
- Dallas Mavericks: 5 free agents to avoid this offseason
- Mavericks: Luka Doncic unstoppable in Olympic opener win over Argentina
- Dallas Mavericks rumors: Team interested in Kyle Lowry
- Dallas Mavericks rumors: Team focused on bringing back Tim Hardaway Jr.
- Dallas Mavericks: Olympic basketball Day 1 recap: Josh Green’s debut and more
In the same article on NBL.com, they talked with Majok’s agent where he said that Dallas had previously sent representatives to Australia last season and were impressed enough to invite Majok to a free agent mini-camp this offseason.
You can catch some of his previous season highlights here.
Back in 2015, there was an article at NBL.com that was called “Majok Majok, Master of the Boards”. Read the article here.
You know which team was 30th in rebounding last season in the NBA? The Dallas Mavericks.
The former Ball State forward will come to the free agent mini-camp where he will look to prove that he can maybe be a DeJuan Blair type in the league. If he performs well, he could find himself on the Mavericks’ Summer League team where he would try to impress enough for a training camp invite.
As Dallas continues to cast a wide net into the water, expect many more names to come about as they search for another diamond in the rough.