Dinwiddie’s best two performances so far on the Mavericks’ unexpected ride to the Western Conference finals came in their closeout victories that finished off a first-round series against Utah (19 points and 4 3-pointers in Game 6 on the road after shooting 6-for-27 from deep in the first five games) and Game 7 again on the road in the second round against 64-win Phoenix (30 points on 11-for-15 shooting). The eruptions were particularly timely for Dinwiddie because they clinched separate bonuses in his contract worth $100,000 and $571,427 — one for helping his team reach the second round and the other because Dallas made it to the conference finals.
June 24, 2022 | 9:16 pm EDT Update
JD Shaw: The Memphis Grizzlies are adding shooting guard Dakota Mathias (@DMathias31) to their summer league roster, his agency Edge Sports tells @HoopsRumors. Mathias holds two-way experience with the Sixers.
Law Murray: Source to @theathletic: Nebraska shooting guard Trey McGowens will join LA Clippers for summer league in Las Vegas next month. McGowens tied for team lead with 1.6 steals per game last season to go with 4.1 rebounds and 36.8% 3-point shooting. Played at Pitt before Nebraska.
JD Shaw: The Dallas Mavericks are adding swingman Isaiah Brown to their summer league roster, his agent Andre Buck tells @HoopsRumors. Brown, 24, attended a free-agent mini-camp with the team earlier this week.
June 24, 2022 | 7:39 pm EDT Update
Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today the team has named Steve Clifford head coach. Clifford, who previously served the team’s head coach from 2013-2018, returns to Charlotte, where his 196 wins ranks second in franchise history, sitting just 11 behind Allan Bristow.
Damichael Cole: David Roddy said he got a text message from Tyus Jones before the NBA Draft. He called Jones one of his mentors growing up in Minnesota. He played AAU basketball with Tyus’ younger brother, Tre Jones.