The Dallas Mavericks' first game of the preseason is just a few days away, and everyone is excited to see how the new-look roster fares against the Minnesota Timberwolves in concurrent matchups in Abu Dhabi.
Mavs rookie forward Olivier-Maxence Prosper has already talked about how eager he is to guard Anthony Edwards, and fans are pumped to watch the Dereck Lively II and Luka Doncic connection.
Although the Doncic and Lively II connection is what most of the buzz is about right now, one other new Maverick could also be an excellent fit next to Luka one day.
Exclusive: New Mavs forward explains why he'll be a perfect fit with Luka Doncic
His name is Greg Brown III, and the Mavs signed him to a training camp contract back in August. Brown III is entering his third season in the NBA, and Dallas could end up being the perfect place for him. He grew up in Texas, went to the University of Texas, and seems fired up to be playing in the Lone Star State once again after spending his first two seasons in Portland.
In his first two seasons, Brown III averaged 4.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. Brown III didn't get much run last season and spent most of his time in the G League, and Dallas could end up being where his game takes a big jump.
In an exclusive interview with The Smoking Cuban, Brown III touched on how he'll make an impact on the Mavs and went into depth about his fit next to Doncic.
He talked about being a good kick-out option for Doncic on the perimeter, being a cutter for Doncic, and helping defensively if Doncic gets beat. Brown III also talked about being a great lob threat for Doncic and using his athleticism in any way he can. The interview is embedded below.
Brown III may not play big minutes in his first season with Dallas, and he very well might not make the Mavs' final roster.
He is fighting for Dallas' final two-way roster spot right now, and if he doesn't make the final roster, he'll likely spend the season in the G League with the Texas Legends.
Brown III's fight for the final two-way spot on the roster is something to keep an eye on, and Mavs head coach Jason Kidd listed him as one of the Exhibit 10 guys that have stuck out to him so far at training camp.
Brown III is a project right now, but his defensive-minded playstyle and ability to catch lobs is something for fans to be excited about if he does make the roster, and he could end up being the perfect fit next to Luka one day if he continues to develop. He can guard multiple positions, and his size allows him to play either forward spot.
We'll have you covered with all the latest news on Greg Brown III, Luka Doncic, and the Dallas Mavericks this season, so stay tuned.