Dallas Mavericks: Kostas Antetokounmpo working out with Jason Terry

Dallas Mavericks Kostas Antetokounmpo (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Kostas Antetokounmpo (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks rookie Kostas Antetokounmpo was caught working out with the Mavs legend “The Jet” Jason Terry on Aug. 27.

The Dallas Mavericks drafted four players in June 2018.  The talk of the night was trading up for Luka Doncic, but the Mavs nabbed Kostas Antetokounmpo with the very last selection on draft night.  He is the brother of Giannis and a raw forward with tantalizing upside.

Now being a raw talent, Antetokounmpo is going to have to work hard to reach his ceiling.  He is still just 20 years old and has plenty of time to develop.  Antetokounmpo was caught hitting the gym with Mavs legend Jason Terry on Aug. 27.  You can see a picture here posted by Giannis.

Working on shooting?

The Jet was a great 3-point shooter before that was all the rage in the league.  Terry connected on 38.0 percent from downtown over his career.  He is still looking for a home for next season after playing with the Bucks the last two seasons.  Terry turns 41 in mid-September.

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Kostas Antetokounmpo is a poor jump shooter.  He connected on just 13.3 percent of his 3-pointers last season.  Antetokounmpo also shot only 51.6 percent on free throws.  His shooting stroke needs a little work.  Antetokounmpo shoots a high field goal percentage by attacking the rim but has no jump shooting ability currently.

Perhaps, the Mavs brought in Terry to help him with his shooting.  The 19 year NBA veteran could help Antetokounmpo a lot, so stay tuned for more information if it becomes available.

Remembering The Jet in Dallas

Jason Terry came to Dallas in 2004 via trade.  He played the next eight seasons with the Mavs including playing the sixth man role on their 2011 NBA championship team.  The Jet played his best basketball in Dallas including average 16.1 points per game on 46.2 percent shooting from the field over those eight seasons.

Terry is known for his swagger and confidence.  He is a phenomenal shooter who played a mean combo guard for eight straight years in Dallas.  Hopefully, the veteran finds an NBA team for the coming season.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks rookie Kostas Antetokounmpo had a workout with Jason Terry on Aug. 27.  Antetokounmpo is on a two-way deal with the Mavs meaning he will spend most of the season playing with the Texas Legends in the G-League.  Expect Dallas to look to develop Kostas over the next three seasons into a significant role player.  Time will tell if that experiment works out.

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