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Should Mavericks keep Eugene Omoruyi after his season-ending injury?

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Dallas Mavericks, Eugene Omoruyi
Dallas Mavericks, Eugene Omoruyi / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Case against the Dallas Mavericks keeping Eugene Omoruyi

The Legends asked Omoruyi to handle the ball and make plays, which is a plus for a 6’7 wing, but he averaged 3.1 turnovers and just 2.9 assists per game for a negative ratio, which continues a trend from his college career.

Omoruyi also struggles to consistently knock down 3-pointers. In his first two seasons at Rutgers, he only attempted 16 total and did not make one. Omoruyi went 41 of 109 after transferring to Oregon for his senior year, but that only improved his career percentage to 32.4. The 24-year-old connected on just 15 of 46 in his eight G League games this season.

Omoruyi’s role on the offensive end of the floor is a bit questionable. He plays well in transition, but he cannot consistently knock down jumpers and turns the ball over too much.

Eugene Omoruyi missed the entire 2019-2020 season recovering from a knee injury. The 6’7 forward has already had multiple surgeries and this toe injury will cost him a significant amount of time. Omoruyi can only help on the court if he is healthy enough to play, but are the Dallas Mavericks worried about his injury history?

Even if they are not, there are multiple questions about his game, and the 24-year-old cannot prove himself when he is recovering from surgery.

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