4. Dud - Jordan “Jelly” Walker
After missing the Dallas Mavericks’ first Summer League game, Jordan “Jelly” Walker has played in the last two, but he hasn’t been playing as well as he probably would like.
Walker signed a deal with the Mavericks after the draft, but it’s unclear what type of contract he signed. It wasn’t reported to be a two-way deal, but it seems unlikely that he landed a standard contract.
Regardless, with the way the UAB and former “Jelly Fam” sensation played against the Golden State Warriors, Mavericks fans may want to see him in the G League first before he gets run with the main club.
Against the Warriors, Walker dropped three points, two rebounds, and two steals while shooting just 1-for-9 from the field and 1-for-4 from behind the three-point arc.
The 5-foot-11 guard is clearly comfortable with the ball in his hands, but while he was searching for his shot against the Warriors, he ended up getting way too many looks for how little success he found.
Obviously, one poor performance doesn’t determine the skill level of a player, but with the number of guards Dallas already has on the roster, a shooting performance like this one could be enough to make the Mavericks think twice.