Grades for every Dallas Mavericks player ahead of the trade deadline

Dec 6, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) celebrates with Dallas
Dec 6, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) celebrates with Dallas / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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17. Greg Brown III (Two-Way)

Greg Brown III has had an electrifying season for the Texas Legends this year, as the 22-year-old wing has averaged 17.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 3.2 blocks per game on 59.4/30.4/68.6 shooting splits in 22 games for the Legends thus far. Brown III signed a two-way contract with Dallas before the season started after initially only being on an exhibit-10 deal, but he's spent the vast a majority of his time in Frisco with the Legends as he's only appeared in six games for Dallas this season.

Brown III still has some deficiencies keeping him from reaching his potential such as his lack of a consistent outside shot, but the lengthy wing has improved upon a ton of different facets of the game compared to his time in Portland. Brown III is eager to get better, and he's become a defensive stopper with the Legends this season through his commitment toward harnessing his athletic tools.

He's showcased the ability to guard one through five in the G-League this year, and has been much more aggressive and controlled in terms of his cutting and driving ability. Brown III is only listed at 6-foot-7 and 206 pounds on the Mavericks official roster, but it's debatable that those measurements aren't updated to reflect how big he actually is. The eye test shows that he may have added some height and muscle since coming into the league, as it's particularly evident this season for the Legends.

Brown III is the type of player Dallas is looking for at the power forward position, even if he doesn't have all the tools to start yet. He's arguably been Dallas' most impressive two-way contact player this season and many think his play has warranted more minutes with the main roster despite the Mavericks' reluctance to call him up from the G-League, so he get's an A- at the halfway mark,

Greg Brown III. midseason grades 17. A-. Has been phenomenal in G-League and limited NBA minutes, tantalizing defender. Needs to improve jump-shot, and also hasn't gotten many opportunities with Mavs main roster despite need for a player like him