Doron Lamb, the former Kentucky Wildcat, has signed a contract to play for the Mavericks this upcoming season. This is an intriguing signing for Dallas after losing Vince Carter to Memphis this offseason. Doron Lamb will take the spot of Wayne Ellington this season as a player that can come off the bench, if he indeed makes the team.
Since being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 2011 NBA draft, Lamb has only averaged a mere 12.7 MPG through his time with the Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic. Lamb definitely has the potential to be a good role player who can come off the bench, but what remains to be seen is if the Mavs will need him this season. Right now it seems as though Lamb will be fighting with Gal Mekel and Ricky Ledo for one or two guard spots that the Mavs will most likely leave open on the bench behind Felton, Harris, and of course Ellis. In Lamb’s career so far, he has shot right around 40% from 3PT range. Lamb has proved that he can shoot very well when he gets the ball, but what the Mavs will need is more than just a shooter out of Lamb.
Monta Ellis will be starting at shooting guard for Dallas this year and Ellis has been known to be a great defensive liability. If Lamb proves that he can play some solid defense, he might be worth keeping around for the Mavericks this upcoming season when they are hunting for the postseason in the tough Western Conference.