Mavericks Summer League Roster: A Mavs fan's guide to all 16 players

Summer League is quickly approaching, so let's get to know all 16 players on the Dallas Mavericks roster this offseason.
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The Bigs

13. Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu

Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu, another late addition to the roster, stands at 6-foot-10 and weighs 210 lbs. The 24-year-old forward is a local product, as he attended Mesquite Poteet high school and played his college ball at UT-Arlington before transferring to the University of Memphis.

As a red-shirt senior, Akobundu-Ehiogu averaged 1.6 blocks per contest in only 10.5 minutes per game. Per 40 minutes, the former Tiger averaged six blocks per game. If he had qualified (minimum of 15 minutes per game), Akobundu-Ehiogu would have led the NCAA in blocks per 40 minutes.

14. Marcus Bingham Jr.

Marcus Bingham Jr. joined the Texas Legends after Summer League last offseason but suffered a season-ending injury before the G League season began. It was an ankle injury that ended the opportunity for Bingham Jr. last year, but now, he's ready to go.

The former Michigan State Spartan is 22 years old. He is listed at seven-foot and is 230 lbs. Bingham Jr. played four seasons for the Spartans in a limited role, only starting 53 out of 117 possible games. Bingham Jr. never played more than 20 minutes per game, but he made the most of his time.

In his senior season, Bingham Jr. shot 53.4% from the floor and 41.5% from three, albeit on low volume. Another per-40 minutes star, it will be interesting to see if the big man can maintain his efficiency in an increased role.

15. Dereck Lively II

Dereck Lively II is arguably the second-most notable player on the roster behind Hardy. The former Duke Blue Devil stands 7-foot-1 and weighs 234 lbs. Another thing to take note of is Lively's enormous 7-foot-7 wingspan.

Lively II came off the board to the Mavs at the number 12 overall selection. Coming out of high school, he was ESPN's top-rated prospect. At Duke, Lively II had an uneven start to his collegiate career but improved throughout the season.

The big man averaged only 5.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, but his shot-blocking is what makes a difference. Lively II averaged 2.4 blocks per game in only 20.6 minutes of action. During Duke's two NCAA Tournament games, Lively II scored only four points, but he collected 23 rebounds and blocked eight shots.

A major Summer League storyline for Lively II will be his ability to affect the game on offense. Although he has a raw offensive game, averaging more than 10 points and showing some offensive creativity would be a huge plus for Lively's development.

16. Chris Silva

Earlier, Braxton Key was referred to as a journeyman, but Chris Silva ultimately takes that prize. Silva has suited up for four different teams throughout his short career. The 6-foot-8, 234 lb. forward was born in Gabon and played his college ball for the South Carolina Gamecocks alongside AJ Lawson.

Silva played a big role for the Gamecocks, increasing his scoring average in every season. After going undrafted in 2019, Silva began to bounce around the league. He even suited up for one game with Mavs last season

The former Gamecock is a staunch interior presence. In 22 G League games last season, he averaged 14.8 points and 9.3 rebounds while recording eight double-doubles.