Rodrigue Beaubois is likely out for the rest of the season, so the Dallas Mavericks are continuing to experiment with replacement-level guards. Marc Stein of ESPN:
Sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com that the Mavericks will next sign guard Justin Dentmon from their own D-League affiliate to a 10-day deal, most likely finalizing a contract with the Texas Legends’ leading scorer Monday.
The team on Friday notified Chris Wright — who now ranks as the only player in NBA history known to have multiple sclerosis — that he would not be receiving a second 10-day deal.
The Mavericks have cycled through plenty of guards this season – Derek Fisher, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Mike James and Chris Wright. So far, only James has stuck.
It’s unlikely Dentmon, who is averaging 26.0 points per game with the Texas Legends and played a combined six games for the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors last season, becomes the second – but he could, and that’s the beauty of Dallas’ strategy. By giving so many guards extended tryouts, the Mavericks are giving themselves at least a chance to find that coveted diamond in the rough. The plan is sound, even if it’s unlikely to bear fruit.