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Dallas Mavericks, Sterling Brown
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Grading the Dallas Mavericks agreeing to sign Sterling Brown

The first free-agent addition of the Nico Harrison era was Brown after he agreed to a two-year deal worth $6.2 million, according to Marc Stein. The 26-year-old had a breakout fourth NBA season where he averaged 8.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while shooting 42.3 percent from 3-point range.

Brown is just entering his prime and should play his best basketball in Dallas. The 6’5 wing has a 6’10 wingspan. The Mavericks added length and athleticism by signing Brown. They want shooters and floor spacers to surround Luka Doncic. The 26-year-old was one of the best 3-point shooters in the league last season, and there is room for him to grow.

Dallas Mavericks grade for agreeing to sign Sterling Brown: B

Brown played a career-high 24.1 minutes per game last season in Houston. He cannot handle the ball or make plays. The 6’5 wing is a spot-up shooter with questionable defense. The numbers were strong before last season, but they dipped in an expanded role. Brown must improve his defense and prove the 40-plus percent shooting 3-point range was no fluke to earn a new career-high in minutes next season.

The Dallas Mavericks slightly overpaid to sign Sterling Brown. They believe he will have his best seasons in Dallas, but that is a gamble. The Mavs earned a B grade for this signing,

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