Moses Brown needs to improve his defense to earn consistent role with Dallas Mavericks
Brown did block a jump shot on Wednesday night, but he struggles defending on the perimeter. The 7’2 big man is most comfortable playing drop coverage on pick and rolls. Fans could see him sinking into the paint against the Grizzlies, which created wide-open jumpers.
Defense is the primary reason Moses Brown has still only played 46 minutes on the season. New head Jason Kidd wants the Mavericks to improve on the defensive end of the floor. He knows they need to vault into the top ten to be serious title contenders, and Brown is not ready to play at that level.
Expect the 22-year-old to keep working with Tyson Chandler and improving. He has immense potential, which supporters saw plenty of flashes of on Dec. 8. Brown could be a starter in a few years that flies around the floor and is a force on the glass. He needs to figure things out on the defensive end, but MB is already a strong rim protector.
The Dallas Mavericks acquired a young talented big man in the 2021 offseason. Moses Brown may not be ready for a nightly role, but he has the potential to be an impactful role player in his prime. Will the Mavs wait for him to develop? Stay tuned.