Best Mavericks Summer League Rookie - Olivier-Maxence Prosper
Arguably the toughest award to hand out, the best rookie performance goes to Olivier-Maxence Prosper. He slightly narrows out Mike Miles Jr. and Dereck Lively II for this award. Spoiler alert: Look out for a Miles Jr. appearance later in the article.
O-Max proved to be a solid contributor even when his shot wasn't falling. Prosper averaged 12.6 points per game but did so on 44.0% shooting from the field and 23.5% from three. Although O-Max didn't light it up from the field, he did make 4.6 free throws per game on an 82.1% shooting clip.
Prosper's athleticism was on full display during the course of Summer League. He showed a penchant for transition dunks and well-timed drives to the basket.
The Marquette product looked his best when driving to the rim. No matter the situation, transition, or in the half-court, Prosper was able to get by his defender with either a quick first step or blow-by-dribble to score in the paint.
Even though Prosper's jump shot wasn't falling as often as he and the Mavs would have liked, especially from behind the arc, he looked confident and showed a smooth release on his catch-and-shoot opportunities.
The counting stats may not show up for Prosper on defense, as evidenced by averages of only 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks per game, but his impact was surely felt. Whether it be deflections, defending the best opposing forward, or skying for defensive rebounds, Prosper's presence on the defense end was noticed by coaches, players, and fans alike.