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Dallas Mavericks: Ceilings and floors for the rookies

Dallas Mavericks Josh Green Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, Tyrell Terry
Dallas Mavericks Tyrell Terry Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks guard Tyrell Terry has a ceiling of Seth Curry

This one is an obvious choice given the road map that was laid out by the team that drafted him. With below-average stature and athleticism, Terry will need to rely on his IQ and spectacular shooting range to keep him in the league.

The younger Curry brother has made his mark in the league by becoming one of the most feared 3-point threats. For his career, Curry currently averages over 44 percent from deep on 4 attempts per game. Terry will have to approach those numbers if he’s to become a regular feature in an NBA rotation.

Terry does have more promise as a ball-handler and playmaker compared to Curry, so his more multi-dimensional offensive game should afford him a little leeway when contrasted with Curry’s historic shooting pace. Certainly, adding a Seth Curry-esque sparkplug in the second round is more than any team can hope for.

Dallas Mavericks rookie Tyrell Terry has a floor of Jimmer Fredette

Depending on who you ask, Jimmer Fredette is either an NBA flameout or a college legend that never had a fair chance in the league. In reality, he’s closer to the former than the latter.

Fredette made himself into NCAA folklore by lighting up scoreboards firing away from every spot within the arena parking lot. Stephen Curry himself couldn’t surpass the mania that Fredette amassed during his peak at Brigham Young.

A career 37 percent shooter from deep, his electrifying marksmanship gave him ample opportunity to earn a consistent place in the NBA. His weaknesses in every other facet of the game, however, have kept him away from the league.

The very prospect of Fredette recapturing the magic he created at BYU has kept his name in NBA rumor mills for years. While the former Cougar continues to light it up overseas, here’s hoping that Tyrell Terry has a better NBA career than Fredette. At the same time, a little part of me can’t help but expect that we’ll see Fredette in another NBA jersey at some point.

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