Dallas Mavericks: How Tyrell Terry fits with the Mavs

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Examining Tyrell Terry’s fit with the Dallas Mavericks

Plenty of undersized guards have made a living in the NBA from All-Stars to role players. The Mavs lone have had success with Seth Curry, J.J. Barea, Jason Terry, and others.

Tyrell Terry’s game has shades of Trae Young and Stephen Curry, but his actual fit within the Mavs’ rotation might be more akin to Seth Curry’s. The 30-year-old played a crucial role last season, and Terry may be able to expand that position.

The newest Mav a robust pick-and-roll player due to his high basketball IQ and feel for the game. Dallas was the second most efficient pick and role team last season. Terry could fit right into that scheme, whether he’s the knockdown shooter or the hockey assister to a cutter.

His synergy with the Mavericks rim-running bigs is a match made in heaven because Terry’s feel for the game and court vision will lead to easy dunks and lobs at the rim. This same passing feel also applies to creating high-percentage looks for Tim Hardaway Jr. and Josh Richardson on the wings.

With the starters, Terry could lighten Doncic’s workload as they play a complementary two-man game. Terry could run pick-and-pops with Kristaps Porzingis or utilize dribble hand-off plays to keep the defense guessing.

With the reserves, Terry fits well into Curry’s old role off the bench. He and Jalen Brunson could be a dynamic guard duo that can torch opposing teams’ second units. He would also utilize James Johnson and Willie Cauley-Stein on screens for his signature pull-up threes.

Whether he’s starting or coming off the bench, Tyrell Terry can synergize with either unit. His presence alone adds a dimension to their offense.

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