4. Dud - Derrick Jones Jr.
Sorry Derrick Jones Jr., there weren't many dud candidates to choose from in a near-30-point drubbing. Dallas rookie Dereck Lively II sustained an injury, which is unfortunate, but he played well before his untimely exit. Lively II stuffed the stat sheet in limited time. He recorded four rebounds, four assists, two steals, and three blocks in only 19 minutes.
Jaden Hardy checked in and went 1-of-6 from downtown, but the game was already over when he hit the court. And the rest of the roster played well. Not to say Jones Jr. played poorly, but he could have contributed more, especially on offense.
Jones Jr. failed to attempt a 3-pointer and only shot the ball a total of three times. He went 2-of-3 from the floor, scoring five points on the night.
Wednesday night was Jones Jr.'s first game without a 3-point attempt and his second game without a rebound all season long. The high-flying wing's presence was hardly felt on the offensive end of this blowout.
Despite a modest offensive performance, he played well on the defensive end. While this is the "dud" section, it's worth pointing out Jones Jr. swatted two shots, recorded two steals, and deflected four passes on the night.
It's been a mediocre past few games for Jones Jr., as he's failed to record double digits since December 28. But between the 23rd and 28th, the Dallas forward averaged 15.3 points per game.
He's had stretches of several strong offensive showings. Yet he's still prone to quiet stretches on the offensive end time and time again.