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Friday, June 24, 2016

NBA free agent Perry Ellis to play for Dallas Mavericks this summer

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) gets up for a shot over Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono (15) during the first half, Saturday, March 26, 2016 at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) gets up for a shot over Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono (15) during the first half, Saturday, March 26, 2016 at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Former Kansas University forward Perry Ellis, whose name was not called in Thursday's NBA Draft, will play for the Dallas Mavericks summer league team, Ellis' mom confirmed on Friday night.

The Mavericks will compete in the Orlando summer league July 2-8 and Las Vegas summer league July 8-18. It is believed at this time Ellis will only play in the Vegas league.

Comments

Joe Joseph 5 years, 11 months ago

This seems like a good spot for Perry. Dallas has 8 free agents, including forwards David Lee, Dirk Nowitzki, Zaza Pachulia, Chandler Parsons, and Charlie Villanueva. Dallas has a ton of cap space and I imagine Cuban will do his best to retain Nowitzki and bring in some other highly-paid stars. A minimum contract guy like Perry could be very appealing for the Mavs.

Aaron Paisley 5 years, 11 months ago

Dallas is also a team that uses the 3 and 4 pretty interchangeably which is something that should benefit Perry.

The downside is Dallas is only inviting Perry for Vegas and not Orlando. That could be an indication that Perry is viewed more as a body to fill out a Summer League roster than someone they have plans for beyond Vegas.

Mallory Briggans 5 years, 11 months ago

I am pleased to see Perry get a chance to play for the Mavericks . I live in Dallas and the fact that the Mavericks have just been average at best since they won title in 2011 there is a definite need for improvement. The roster isn't that good just a sum of spare parts so Perry might have a chance on an extended basis playing in the summer league. I hope he makes a good impression .

Mallory Briggans 5 years, 11 months ago

For those keeping track of Perry playing for the Mavericks

The first 3 games were announced

JULY 9 VS MIAMI JULY 11 VS TORONTO JULY 12 VS BOSTON

I m sure the only way you will get to watch any games will be NBA tv

GOOD LUCK PERRY !!!!

Andrew Dunlap 5 years, 11 months ago

Congrats Perry Ellis for getting a shot in the NBA. Rick Carlisle is an excellent coach, and the Mavs are going to have to rebuild. Hopefully, he will catch on and become a contributor. I'm sure he will make it with someone.

Bill Beach 5 years, 11 months ago

This is great! Very happy for Perry. I hope he sticks but if not I still believe he could play overseas.

Brian Skelly 5 years, 11 months ago

All the free agents on the Mavs help the odds of him making the team. And even if he cant make it right out of the gate, hopefully he'll get signed on somewhere. I think the fact that he's an undersized 4, and a less athletic 3 though reduces his chances in the NBA. Im sure he can play pro ball somewhere around the globe, it might just not be the NBA.

Philip Bowman 5 years, 11 months ago

Perry, You are a good BB player but also a bright person with a degree from a good college. Don't waist your time with the NBA. Use your degree and get a real job.

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