Mavericks sign George King to hardship deal: What does he bring?

Dallas Mavericks, George King
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The Dallas Mavericks need to sign replacement players as injures and COVID issues are wreaking havoc on their roster. Superstar Luka Doncic is set to miss a fifth straight game with an ankle injury, and the team has placed three players in the health and safety protocols in the last three days. The Mavs are scrambling to find players to add to their roster.

According to Shams Charania, Dallas signed George King to a ten-day hardship deal to replace Maxi Kleber, who went in the health and safety protocols on Monday afternoon. The Mavericks also added Theo Pinson and Marquese Chriss to their roster in recent days.

King is the latest signing, but what does he bring to the team? Here is a closer look at his game.

Dallas Mavericks sign George King: What does he bring?

King has been playing for Agua Caliente in the G League this season where he averages 13.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.7 steals in 31.3 minutes per game. The 27-year-old is shooting 53.4 percent from the field, 46.6 percent on his threes, and 81.8 percent from the free-throw line.

King has limited NBA experience. He was the 59th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft but played in just one game and six minutes as a rookie with the Suns, and he has not appeared in an NBA game since the 2018-2019 season.

King is a 6’6 wing with size and length. He has made 44.0 percent of his 268 G League 3-pointers over 52 games. The Mavericks are always looking for shooters to spread the floor, and the 27-year-old should be in his prime.

The Dallas Mavericks have six players out for Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Kristaps Porzingis is listed as questionable with a toe injury. It will be all hands on deck, and King could crack the rotation. Be sure to tune in and find out.

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