Dallas Mavericks new additions
Bullock, who was drafted in the first round by the Clippers in 2013, had a career year with the New York Knicks last season. The 6'6 wing started 64 games with the Knicks and shot 41.0 percent from three-point range on high volume while also regularly guarding the opponents’ best perimeter player.
Bullock should serve a prominent role off the bench for the Mavs, and he will be an upgrade over Josh Richardson, who Dallas traded to the Boston Celtics after he disappointed last season.
Brown, a 22-year-old center, came to the Mavs in the aforementioned Richardson deal. He showed his potential with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season by notching a 20-point, 20-rebound game against the Celtics. The former UCLA Bruin gives the Mavs a promising young big man who’s shown the ability to rebound at a high level and operate as a pick-and-roll finisher.
The Mavs also brought in the versatile Sterling Brown on a two-year deal worth $6 million, hoping he can play a 3-and-D role off the bench.
The 6'5 wing spent his first three seasons playing a reserve role with the Bucks before joining the Rockets last season. Brown played a more pronounced role in Houston and shot a career-high 42 percent from 3-point range while also showing the ability to be a switchable defender.
Ntilikina, who was drafted one spot ahead of Dennis Smith Jr. in 2017, comes to the Mavs hoping to carve out a role as a defensive stopper at the guard position. The 6'4 Ntilikina has always profiled as a strong defender but could never find a consistent role in his four seasons with the New York Knicks. Still just 23, he offers the Mavs some upside as a perimeter defender.