Dallas Mavericks: Smaller Name Players Still on the Board
Terrence Jones (25)
This is a name that was tossed around with the Mavericks a little bit last year, but Jones may be a good option to take a swing at. At only 25 years old, Jones has a lot of time left in his career and he also has not had an unimpressive time in the NBA. He has averaged over 10 points per game for his career, spending a majority of it with the Houston Rockets. Despite limited success after leaving Houston, Jones still can be a great player.
Terrence Jones is not excellent in any other aspect of the game aside from scoring. He grabs very few rebounds for a 6’9″ power forward and his defense is suspect. The Mavs need rebounders maybe more than anything, but his scoring is something the Mavericks could really use as well. With Dirk’s career dwindling and Noel as more of a defensive threat than offensive, a player like Jones wouldn’t be the worst thing.
The Mavs and Jones could find a good fit together because Dallas really needs someone in the post who can score. He could take on a role much like Amar’e Stoudemire had with the team where his main goal is to come off the bench and score points. He may not be as effective, but his contract should be small and easy to manage. Plus he has a high upside.
This would not work if the Mavericks believe his skillset would not fit the team’s goal. This is a definite possibility as the Mavs aren’t big fans of the players that are only good at one thing. He may be able to develop better in other areas, but for now it would make sense to pass on the guy, theoretically.
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