Dallas Mavericks: Wesley Matthews is helping the Mavs young talent

Dallas Mavericks Wesley Matthews (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Wesley Matthews (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks veteran wing Wesley Matthews huddled up some of the team’s young talent for an advice session on Sept. 27.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Wesley Matthews in the summer of 2015.  He was already a veteran with six years of experience under his belt.

Matthews is entering the final season of his four-year deal with the Mavs.  He is the team’s best perimeter defender and should see plenty of minutes this season.

Matthews has averaged over 33 minutes per game for eight consecutive seasons.  He has also spent many of those games guarding the NBA’s best players.  That is an immense amount of valuable experience that is an important piece of his success.

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Passing on some wisdom

Wesley Matthews is putting his experience to good use both on the court and by helping the Mavericks young talent.  Below is a video of him huddling up with some of their rookie players for a chat session courtesy of the Mavs official Twitter.

Kostas could make an impact

The Mavericks picked Kostas Antetokounmpo with the last selection of the 2018 draft.  He is best known for being the brother of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis at this point, but Kostas could blossom into a role player for the Mavs.  He is tall with a long wingspan and has the athletic ability to thrive on the defensive end.

Matthews could help Antetokounmpo grow as a perimeter defender and that alone could earn him minutes in Dallas.  Fans are intrigued by Kostas’ potential, but it is going to take a lot of growth before he plays a consistent role for the Mavericks.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks wing Wesley Matthews is taking his role as a veteran leader seriously.  He huddled up a group of young players for a teaching session on Sept. 27.

These insights into camp are getting fans hyped up for the season to begin.  The Mavs play their first preseason game on Sept. 29.  Their regular season kicks off on Oct. 17, so the wait is almost over.  Dallas Mavericks basketball will be back in a flash.  Stay tuned.

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