Dirk Nowitzki spoke with the media after scoring 25 points in a 122-111 win over the Lakers. Nowitzki needed 20 points to eclipse 30,000 points in his 19-year NBA career. kcasas@star-telegram.com
Dirk Nowitzki spoke with the media after scoring 25 points in a 122-111 win over the Lakers. Nowitzki needed 20 points to eclipse 30,000 points in his 19-year NBA career. kcasas@star-telegram.com

Dallas Mavericks

Brussino’s late burst of promise not enough to sell Dallas Mavericks on keeping him

dchumphrey@star-telegram.com

July 21, 2017 9:12 AM

Dallas Mavericks guard/forward Nicolas Brussino showed flashes of his potential at the end of the regular season and in summer league play.

It apparently wasn’t enough to stay on the team.

The Mavericks waived the 6-foot-8, 24-year-old Argentine on Thursday.

Brussino averaged 2.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 9.7 minutes over 54 games, including two starts, with Dallas as a rookie. He had 18 points, five rebounds and three steals in a quarterfinal win over Boston in the Las Vegas summer league tournament this month.

Brussino played on Argentina’s Olympic team last summer in Rio, getting six points and six rebounds in 25 minutes over three games.

The Mavericks are stacked with young talent and might have found another sleeper or two during the two summer league tournaments. The Mavericks can take 20 players to training camp so there will likely be more roster moves in the next few months.

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