Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson slams home an incredible dunk
The Dallas Mavericks were playing shorthanded during the Orlando restart. Jalen Brunson, Dwight Powell, and Courtney Lee all had season-ending surgeries before the team arrived at Walt Disney World. Willie Cauley-Stein opted out of the restart putting Dallas down four key rotation pieces. They made it a series against the LA Clippers in the first round of the playoffs, but could not pull the upset.
Brunson had shoulder surgery. He was injured in the opening seconds of the Mavs Feb. 24 game against the Hawks. Brunson had planned to rehab and return for the playoffs but opted for surgery when the NBA suspended play back in March. The 24-year-old recently declared that he is a full go in practice and will be ready for training camp.
Brunson has been working out the team’s facility. He gave fans a dunk to marvel at this week. Let us take a closer look.
Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson throws down an unbelievable dunk
Brunson might be practicing for the dunk contest with this one. The Mavericks guard looks fully healthy after this incredible slam.
Brunson was riding a hot streak just before his injury. Over his final ten games (excluding the Hawks contest where he was injured after 12 seconds of action), he averaged 12.3 points and 4.2 assists on 47.9 percent shooting from the field and 41.7 percent on his threes. The 24-year-old should be Dallas’ backup point guard for the next decade-plus. They love his contributions, energy, and effort on the floor.
It is fantastic to see Jalen Brunson back and having fun on the basketball court. Hopefully, we see one of those monster dunks in a game next season. Brunson plans on having a career year leading the Dallas Mavericks’ second unit. Do not count it out as the organization attempts to jump into title contention. Fans will not want to miss it.