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Mavericks will not pick up Nico Brussino’s 2017-2018 salary, per report

It looks like Dallas has decided to move on from Brussino, opening the door for a new prospect to join the roster.

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According to Eddie Sefko, the Dallas Mavericks will not pick up Nicolas Brussino’s salary for the 2017-2018 season. Sefko adds that Brussino will likely play in Europe this season.

In 54 games played last season, Brussino averaged 2.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game for the Mavs. Although Brussino showed promise of being a quality role player, he just wasn’t able to garner up the consistency needed to do so. Outside of one amazing game against the Washington Wizards last season, Brussino was not able to string together a series of decent performances. This, paired with his surprisingly bad Summer League performance probably made the decision to pass on his minimum contract rather easy.

This move opens up one more roster spot for the Mavs to fill before training camp. After a having very nice week in the Las Vegas Summer League, it would seem that Brandon Ashley is a prime candidate to take Brussino’s place on the team.