Dallas Mavericks two-way wing Josh Reaves is on fire in the G-League. Here is a look at his recent performances for the Texas Legends.
The Dallas Mavericks are off to an impressive start. After 23 games, they have 16 wins and sit in third place in the Western Conference as of Dec. 8. Luka Doncic has joined the MVP conversation as he leads the Mavs up the standings.
The Mavericks G-League affiliate, the Texas Legends, are also playing well. They lost their first two games, but have won seven of ten since. The Legends have had plenty of standout performances during that run. Dakota Mathias is leading the team in scoring. Antonius Cleveland is making an impact on both ends of the floor. Josh Reaves should be making the headlines, though.
The 22-year-old undrafted rookie out of Penn State has been incredible. In their 12 games, Reaves is averaging 16.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.3 3-pointers made, and 2.4 steals. He is also providing plenty of highlights.
Over their last eight games, he has hit 24 of his 60 3-point attempts. Consistent outside shooting is the key to Reaves making the jump to the NBA. He plays stellar defense as evident by his steal numbers. Reaves needs something to offer on the offensive end. Being a 3-and-D wing is his ideal role with the Mavericks.
It will be interesting to see if he gets minutes in Dallas this season. Reaves’ two-way contract allows for the Mavericks to bring him up to the NBA team for a maximum of 45 days. The Mavs have depth on the wings, though. They are struggling to find minutes for Justin Jackson and J.J. Barea. A few injuries could open the door for spot minutes for Reaves. It would be interesting to see what the rookie can do.
Keep an eye on Josh Reaves. He could be the next in the line of undrafted players that make an impact for the Dallas Mavericks in the future. They have done that with Barea, Dorian Finney-Smith, Yogi Ferrell, and others in recent season. Reaves is proving he is deserving of a shot in the NBA.