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Dallas Mavericks: Ranking newly acquired players by career thus far

By Creighton Branch
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Ranking newly acquired Dallas Mavericks: 2. Sterling Brown

Brown will help the Mavericks late in games. He is a proven wing option that excels at getting away from defenders to create open shots. The 26-year-old can also put down a tough angled or tightly contested shot. 

After three years in Milwaukee, Brown found his feet in Houston and averaged 24.1 minutes per game. The key in his play is that he shot 42.3 percent from 3-point range last year. He could easily provide the one three-point shot late in the game that could decide the outcome. Brown can get hot quickly and can knock it down from the corner just as well as he can from the top of the key.

Brown will also be a spark plug for the team on defense. He possesses quick hands and can steal the ball from any player. His athleticism makes him a player that will get supporters out of their chairs. 

Brown only put up 6.6 shots per game last year, but he made the most out of it by averaging over 8.2 points each night. His final year in Milwaukee was not his best, but with the promise he showed in Houston, Sterling Brown is a much-desired player for the Dallas Mavericks' inconsistent shooting woes.