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GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz

Can the Mavericks look like a functional basketball team?

NV: Dallas Mavericks v Philadelphia Sixers Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images

WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz

WHAT: Summer League kickoff!

WHERE: Las Vegas, NV


HOW: NBAtv and for local viewers\

THE STORY: Well, the Mavericks need to find a way to look like a basketball team and not a bunch of dudes just learning the sport for the first time. The Sixers brought some of their better younger players (Maxey!) and beat the absolute crap out of the Dallas squad. Some of it’s an issue of raw talent between teams, but it’s also a lack of familiarity and the Mavericks looked disconnected from the start of the game.

Tyrell Terry scored a meh 22 points and dished three assists while also having five turnovers. He’s the main player on Dallas we’ll all be paying attention to, though it’s hard to assess his value if the other players are not super confident in their roles. We’ll see what happens, be sure to let us know your thoughts.

Recap will come after the game and I’ll likely do a podcast but that may not happen until tomorrow.