3 studs, 2 duds from Mavericks Summer League opener vs. Thunder

The Dallas Mavericks opened up their Summer League slate against the Oklahoma City Thunder, so here are three studs and two duds from the game.
Dallas Mavericks, Summer League, Mavericks Summer League
Dallas Mavericks, Summer League, Mavericks Summer League / Candice Ward/GettyImages
3 of 6

4. Dud - McKinley Wright IV

Against the Oklahoma City Thunder, McKinley Wright IV got the start for the Dallas Mavericks at one of their guard spots, and he tied for the third-most minutes on the team with 21:02.

Unfortunately, his production didn’t quite live up to the standard one would expect from a starter. And while it’s just Summer League, Dallas probably would have wanted more from a guy with some NBA experience.

Wright ended the afternoon with four points, two rebounds, four assists, and one steal while shooting 2-of-6 from the field and 0-of-2 from behind the three-point line. He also turned the ball over four times.

It wasn’t a world-ending performance from Wright, but for a guy that played in 27 games for the Mavericks this past season, a bit more could have been expected.

The 24-year-old guard is always good for some solid defense, but as is the case with most players, it’s the three-point shot that could be the decider as to whether or not Wright gets regular minutes.

His four assists were solid, too, but when they are paired with four turnovers, it diminishes how impressive the playmaking display could have been.

Again, Wright wasn’t downright awful, but Mavericks fans might have wanted to see a bit more from him.