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The Dallas Mavericks have a superstar at power forward and an elite defender at the 3, but that's about it. For that reason, no matter how high profile a franchise they may be, every move the Mavericks make counts for something.
Notable players on the team's Summer League roster include DeWayne Dedmon, Christian Watford and Khalif Wyatt.
Dedmon—who will also get a shot with the Miami Heat—might be the most intriguing name here, as he's 7'0" and 239 pounds with a 7'4" wingspan. The 23-year-old center posted averages of 6.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 1.1 steals in more than 22 minutes during the 2012-13 season and displays elite athleticism.
Much as they did with Bernard James in 2012-13, the Mavericks could end up taking a chance on Dedmon as their center position remains thin.
Wyatt—who will get a chance with the Philadelphia 76ers, too—is far from the athlete Dedmon has proved to be, but he's one of the most dynamic scorers in this draft class. Standing at 6'4" and 212 pounds with a 6'8" wingspan, he pairs an NBA body with an intelligent approach that allows him to play angles and draw fouls.
In 2012-13, Wyatt topped 25 points against the likes of Kansas, Indiana, North Carolina State, Syracuse and VCU—all boasting either an elite team defense or a dominant player at Wyatt's position.
Watford could be the X-factor here, as his NBA future is relatively undetermined. While nothing about him jumps off of the page, he has an NBA body at 6'7" with a 7'1" wingspan, shoots the ball well and is a high-motor player that has a tendency to come up in the clutch.
Dedmon's athleticism, Wyatt's scoring and Watford's all-around game make them players to watch in Summer League play.