Player on Dallas Mavericks roster bubble: 4. Moses Brown
Brown has three seasons remaining on his deal, but they are non-guaranteed making him the cheapest player to cut. Dallas acquired him from the Celtics in the Josh Richardson deal along with a trade exception. There was some debate about what the Mavs wanted in return, but there is no question that the 21-year-old has already made an impact.
Brown is working with Tyson Chandler and is rapidly improving his game. He had a 20-point 20-rebound game last season that put him on the map, but the 7’2 big man wants to prove that he is ready for a rotational role on a playoff team.
The Mavericks have a glut of centers on their roster. Kristaps Porzingis, Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Boban Marjanovic all figure to see minutes at the five this season. Brown is likely behind all those players in the battle for playing time, and he struggles to guard on the perimeter making it difficult to use him at another position.
Coach Jason Kidd has talked on a few occasions about how hard Brown is working and the impact the Mavericks 2011 championship center is having on the young talented big man’s development. Dallas may entertain trade calls on Moses Brown, but it appears unlikely he will be cut. The 21-year-old has too much potential and has shown he is willing to put in the work.