Player Dallas Mavericks could sign: 3. Henry Ellenson
Ellenson may be an unexpected name on this list, but do not write it off without reading this. The 2016 first round pick is still only 23 years old. He stands 6’10 and weighs 240 pounds with the ability to stretch the floor. During his four seasons combining the NBA and G League games, Ellenson has hit 35.4 percent of his 494 3-point attempts.
He put up a monster stat line in the G League this season. Ellenson averaged 20.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.1 blocks, and 2.4 3-pointers made in 33.4 minutes per game. He shot 52.0 percent from the field, 38.3 percent on his threes, and 82.9 percent from the free throw line.
Ellenson has four years of NBA experience but has never been given a consistent role. He played a total of 749 minutes in 81 games since the start of the 2016-2017 season.
Signing him would be a bit forward-looking. Ellenson could play spot minutes in Orlando, but the Mavericks would have to be enticed by his potential long-term. The 23-year-old could be a floor spacing four that grabs rebounds and passes a bit. He is a player to keep an eye on when the signing period opens up later this month.
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