Dakota Mathias Rumors
The Mavericks announced Friday they have signed Dakota Mathias, who spent the last season in Spain and is considered a very good young shooter and defender. The signing brings the Mavericks’ roster to 15, pending the expected signing of J.J. Barea. They still would have room for one more two-way player in addition to Antonius Cleveland, who was signed on Thursday.
We already knew that second-round pick Talen Horton-Tucker, as well as undrafted free agents UNC Wilmington forward Devontae Cacok, Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell and Mississippi State forward Aric Holman, would be joining Carroll, Mille-McIntyre and Allen in summer league, but over the course of Friday a few other names began to filter out as the Lakers rapidly fill out their roster. According to Jonathan Givony of ESPN, Joe Young and Dakota Mathias are also being added to the summer squad, and the University of Buffalo men’s basketball team’s official Twitter account also announced that power forward Nick Perkins would be joining the roster
Bryan Kalbrosky: Some summer league news, per source: MiKyle McIntosh (Oregon) will play for the Indiana Pacers. Peter Jok (Iowa) will play for the Orlando Magic. Dakota Mathias (Purdue) will play for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Andrew Pogar: Former #Purdue guard Dakota Mathias to play for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Summer League. Mathias spent this past year competing in Spain’s top professional division with Joventut Badalona.
In a workout for the Lakers, he recorded a 34.5” one-step vertical. At the conclusion of Raptors workouts, Toronto puts 2:30 on the clock, instructing players to shoot threes off the catch following full-court sprints and pull-up triples from the wings and the top of the key. After launching, players inch out as many full-court layups for the remainder of the time frame. Dakota Mathias drained 13–of–16 long balls en route to setting the all-time Raptors workout record with 53 points.