Justin Anderson never really found his groove in three years at Virginia, at least not like was expected out of high school where he was one of the top recruits in his class.
Then he certainly found it at Summer League in Las Vegas last month — he averaged 17.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and hit 38.5 percent from three.
Anderson and the Mavericks agreed to the standard rookie contract deal with Anderson on Saturday, the team announced. He is guaranteed $2.5 million over the next two years, with team options for years three and four.
Anderson could see a little time on the court as a rookie, especially early in the Dallas season as Wesley Matthews tries to get his groove back following Achilles surgery. It was just Summer League, but Anderson looked like a guy who could give a team spot minutes right away as a rookie.