Dallas Mavericks Summer League Awards: MVP, Best Rookie, and more

The Dallas Mavericks recently wrapped up a successful Summer League, but who was the MVP, who was the best rookie, and who was the best veteran? Let's take a look.

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Best Mavericks Summer League Veteran - A.J. Lawson

Coming into Summer League, Jaden Hardy was most likely to take home this award. However, Hardy had an uneven Summer League and was shut down after three games. Hardy averaged 23.0 points per game but did so on 35.0% shooting from the floor and 24.1% shooting from distance.

Move over Hardy, A.J. Lawson proved to be the best veteran on the roster. Lawson played in and started every game, averaging 26.0 minutes per game. He finished the five-game exhibition with subtle averages of 12.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 2.4 steals per game.

Lawson demonstrated shot-making ability, excellent athleticism, and great defensive instincts. His open-court athleticism was apparent. He was continuously making plays on defense which led to numerous fast-break opportunities.

Before moving on to the next slide, I would feel it as a slight not to mention Taze Moore. Moore played for the Texas Legends this past season and contributed in a multitude of ways for the Mavs G-League affiliate.

In Summer League, he continued to perform well on both ends of the floor. Moore had quite possibly the best highlight of the summer, as he threw down an emphatic put-back slam. Moore was easily a Summer League fan favorite.

Honorable Mention: Jaden Hardy