Should the Dallas Mavericks play Moses Brown?
No. Moses Brown is not ready for consistent NBA minutes on a playoff team. The Thunder were outscored by 18.9 points per 48 minutes last season when Brown was on the floor. Yes, Oklahoma City was not trying to win those games, but the 7’2 big man should have been anchoring the defense. Brown is just not ready for rotation minutes.
Expect the Dallas Mavericks to keep trying to find opportunities to send him down to the G League to get more run. His 20-point 20-rebound game from last season will have rebuilding teams interested at the trade deadline, and the Mavs could move him for an immediate upgrade.
Moses Brown is packed with potential and the organization loves his work ethic. He continues to pick Tyson Chandler’s brain and wants to improve. The 22-year-old will work his way into playing time, and he could be a starter on a playoff team in a few years. Until then, Brown should be focused on getting better every single day and maximizing his potential.
The Mavs need more from Dwight Powell and Willie Cauley-Stein or they should be searching for an upgrade at the trade deadline. Stay tuned for all the latest on the team’s center situation.