Dallas Mavericks: Daryl Macon is scoring at will in the G-League

Dallas Mavericks Daryl Macon (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Daryl Macon (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks two-way contract guard Daryl Macon is averaging 23.4 points per game for the Texas Legends in the G-League this season.

The Dallas Mavericks outbid the rest of the league for the services of Daryl Macon this offseason. He went undrafted in 2018, but plenty of teams were in on the guard after his summer league performance with the Miami Heat. Dallas ultimately won the bidding war to secure the services of Macon.

He is on a two-way contract, but that has not slowed down the 22-year-old guard. Macon played well in the limited minutes he saw this preseason before being sent down to the Texas Legends to play in the G-League when their season kicked off.

Macon is getting buckets

The Arkansas product was viewed as a combo guard when the Mavericks signed him, but he has started all nine games with the Legends at the point. Daryl Macon kicked the season off with a 35 point performance against the Austin Spurs to immediately make his presence felt.

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He did not stop there, though. Through nine games, Macon is averaging 23.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 2.1 3-pointers made, 0.9 steals, and 3.2 turnovers per game in 37.4 minutes a night. He is shooting 46.1 percent from the field, 35.2 percent on 3-pointers, and 87.7 percent from the foul line.

Macon’s 23.4 points per game place him 13th in the G-League scoring leaderboard. If you eliminate players that have played less than five games, Macon is in the top ten. It is a small sample size, but still impressive for the 22-year-old.

For fans looking to see Macon on the court, here is a highlight package from the Nov. 24 game against the Maine Red Claws courtesy of the Legends official Twitter.

Macon is definitely shining in the G-League, but it will be interesting to see how he fits in the Mavericks future plans. Could Macon be the Devin Harris to Jalen Brunson’s J.J. Barea? Those would be some massive shoes to fill, but time will tell if Macon is up for the challenge.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks two-way contract player Daryl Macon is lighting up the scoreboard for the Texas Legends by averaging over 23 points per game.

Macon is showing no signs of slowing down either. He has scored over 20 points in each of his last five contests. In fact, Macon has netted less than 20 in just one game this season. The Legends are giving him plenty of opportunities to shoot, and Macon continues to deliver.

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The Smoking Cuban will be back to provide periodic updates on the development of Daryl Macon as the season progresses, so keep it tuned here.