3 Interesting storylines to watch in Mavericks Summer League game vs. 76ers

The Dallas Mavericks are set to take on the Philadelphia 76ers in their second Summer League game, so here are three intriguing storylines to watch.

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3. AJ Lawson’s three-point shot

In the Dallas Mavericks’ first Summer League game, AJ Lawson might have been the most energetic player on the floor. With every motion, it looked as though he was being shot out of a cannon.

For the Mavericks, that’s the exact sort of player they should be looking to employ. Hustle guys who can make an impact on the defensive end should top their list of priorities.

Lawson ended the game with 11 points, four rebounds, one assist, and three steals while shooting 4-of-9 from the floor. However, he shot just 1-of-5 from behind the three-point line.

He played in 15 total NBA games this past season, appearing in one for the Minnesota Timberwolves before moving on and playing in 14 with the Mavericks.

However, the G League was where Lawson truly made his mark. While he only appeared in nine games for the Texas Legends, Lawson looked great, averaging 20.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.4 steals on 48.2% shooting from the field. Again, though, he shot just 32.8% from deep.

If Lawson can begin to develop even an average three-point shot, he will have the skillset to not only dominate Summer League but contribute to the Mavericks on the NBA level.

He has the defense, he has the hustle, he has the athleticism, and he has the scoring ability. All he needs is a consistent three-point shot.