The Dallas Mavericks made a great low-risk, high-reward move on August 14 when they officially signed forward Greg Brown III to a contract. Brown III will be on Dallas' training camp roster and will be fighting for the Mavs' final two-way contract spot.
With the way that the roster is constructed, it looks as if Brown III could be fighting for that two-way spot with another recently signed forward, Joe Wieskamp.
The Mavs already have Mike Miles Jr. and AJ Lawson signed to two-way deals, and considering their roster right now, I don't think they'll give Jelly Walker the final spot because they already have so many guards.
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Some positional size in the frontcourt makes more sense than adding another guard, so Brown III should be fighting for that final two-way spot once training camp starts.
Brown III is one of the most athletic young players in the NBA and recently threw down a nasty dunk that will excite Mavs fans.
This dunk happened in open runs, and he took off from just inside the free-throw line. The defender that was under the rim took the bold approach and jumped rather than getting out of the way, and Brown III made him pay for it.
In his first two seasons in the NBA, Brown III averaged 4.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, 0.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game for the Portland Trailblazers. Brown III also spent some time in the G League last season.
Brown III's game is still quite raw, but having him on a two-way contract while giving him a limited role for the Mavs could be great for his player development. He would be able to play heavy minutes in the G League for the Texas Legends while ocassionaly playing for the Mavs.
Mavs fans know how productive playing for the Legends can be, as Jaden Hardy's time in the G League last season helped him develop into a consistent player off the Mavs bench by the end of the season.
Brown III is no stranger to the state of Texas as he was born in Dallas and played his lone college season at the University of Texas. He came out of high school as the No. 9 player in the country according to 247Sports, and hopefully, he can return to that form this season.
We'll have you covered with all the latest news and rumors surrounding the Dallas Mavericks and Greg Brown III heading into training camp later this month, so stay tuned.