Jeremy Lin, Dominique Jones Star in Dallas Mavericks Summer League

July 18th, 2010 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
With the Mavericks bowing out of the playoffs much earlier than expected last season, and no major splash made in free agency, the Mavericks need an infusion of young talent. 

Much of the success next season will be dependent on the development of Rodrigue Beaubois, as almost everything else from the previous team will be the same. Jason Kidd, Dirk, Jason Terry, Caron Butler, Shawn Marion, and Brendan Haywood are all known quantities, and we saw last year that those guys won't go deep in the playoffs. 

In addition to Beaubois, rookie Dominique Jones is a player who could make an impact next year if he plays his cards right. Harvard point guard Jeremy Lin also made a splash in the summer league, and though he likely won't be on the roster next year, he could find his way onto the Mavs in the next few seasons. 

Both players have a quality that the Mavericks have been lacking: an offensive aggressiveness, an instinct to get to the hoop at all costs. 

Dominique Jones has an upside that ranks with Dwyane Wade. Clearly, Jones has work to do to get to Wade's level, but the possibility exists. 

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