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5 best options for Mavericks open two-way contract

Dallas Mavericks, Theo Pinson, Marquese Chriss
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Dallas Mavericks, Charlie Brown Jr.
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Dallas Mavericks option for two-way contract: 4. Charlie Brown Jr.

The Mavs signed Charlie Brown Jr. to a 10-day hardship deal on Dec. 23 because the team is dealing with a COVID outbreak. They currently have six replacement players on their roster that are all playing hard in hopes of landing an NBA contract.

Brown Jr. is a 6’6 wing with the potential to grow into a 3-and-D option. During his 11 games in G League this season playing for the Delaware Blue Coats, he averaged 16.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.9 steals in 30.0 minutes per game. Brown Jr. continues to improve his jumper and has hit 28 of 72 from downtown so far this year.

Fans saw Charlie Brown Jr. make an eight-minute cameo for the Mavericks on Christmas day where he produced two steals and threw down a transition dunk.

Brown Jr. is only 24 years old and has still played just 200 NBA minutes. He has plenty of room to grow. The Dallas Mavericks have had success improving jumpers in recent years, and if Brown Jr. can shoot over 38 percent from 3-point range, he has a role in the NBA.

Dallas Mavericks fans have been excited by the play of the Texas Legends this season, and they could look to fill their open two-way spot off their roster.