On Wednesday night, the Dallas Mavericks tipped off against the Cleveland Cavaliers following their Christmas Day win over the Phoenix Suns.
In a game that saw a lot of defense and very little shot-making and pace, the Mavericks would fall apart in the fourth quarter and drop the much-needed win 113-110. Both center Jarrett Allen and guard Caris LeVert punished the Mavs due to their lack of rebounding and perimeter defense.
For the Mavericks, they got Josh Green back after missing 12 games due to a right elbow sprain. Despite this good news, the team couldn't get much going on either end of the floor.
Will Mavericks cut promising guard after posting cryptic message on social media?
Although Green's return was arguably the highlight of the night, It was announced in the middle of the first half that the Mavericks plan to sign Brandon Williams to a two-way deal. Williams has become a crafty guard and a good playmaker with his time spent with the Portland Trail Blazers and in the G League.
Fans instantly wanted to know who would be cut to make this roster move, as Williams can't be signed to a two-way deal without Dallas cutting someone.
Fans speculated it would be guard Dexter Dennis after posting a cryptic tweet on X. Nothing is confirmed officially, but these tweets could make fans think otherwise.
Dennis was a promising young guard out of Texas A&M and had multiple breakout performances in his time in Dallas. In a game against the Houston Rockets, Dennis scored 18 points off the bench and was one of the Mavs' top scorers on the night.
As mentioned before, nothing is officially confirmed, but the loss of Dennis could be one the Mavericks regret. Dennis was an older prospect when he announced his plans to enter the NBA Draft, but he still has a high upside.
However, the good news is if Dennis is to be the odd man out, this could lead to a role for forward Greg Brown III. Brown III has had very little playing time with the Mavericks but has become a promising prospect at the G League level.
The Dallas Mavericks' next game is against the top-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves. It will be a dogfight for the Mavericks, but this will be labeled as a marquee game. For more updates on Mavericks basketball, stay plugged in.