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ZagNative
06-28-2008, 06:34 PM
Hope Richie and Derrick both do well and stick around for a while:

Dallas Morning News (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/stories/062808dnspomavslede.3dced8d.html)
Dallas Mavericks have no time to cool off in summer

10:16 PM CDT on Friday, June 27, 2008

By EDDIE SEFKO / The Dallas Morning News


The trend started Thursday in the NBA draft.

On Friday, it continued.

"Shooting," Donnie Nelson said, "is the operative skill."

The Mavericks put the meat of their summer-league team together Friday and it's packed with shooters. One of them is Shan Foster, who they took with the 51st pick Thursday.

Joining him is a collection of deadeyes – some rookies and some who have solid NBA experience.

The harsh reality is that it will be tough for any of these players to be major contributors to next season's Mavericks. That's why they are going through the summer- league ritual.

But if the Mavericks get just one or two who can help fill out a thin roster, they will have done their job.

The Mavericks reeled in two more candidates Friday when they agreed to bring in 15 players for the summer squad.

Respected shooters Derrick Low from Washington State and Richie Frahm, who has bounced around the NBA for four seasons, will be on the team.

Frahm apparently lit it up from the perimeter in an informal workout with other Mavericks last week. Since Frahm, a career 35.6 percent 3-point shooter, was not with any NBA team at the end of last season, he can join the Mavericks before the free-agent period opens July 1.

Low went undrafted Thursday, although some scouts thought he would go in the second round.

The 6-2 guard played four years for Washington State. The Honolulu native shot 38.5 percent from 3-point range and averaged 14.1 points as a senior for a team that went 26-9. Read the whole story here (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/stories/062808dnspomavslede.3dced8d.html).

TexasZagFan
06-29-2008, 11:29 AM
Thanks for posting, ZN. I don't subscribe to the DMN anymore, but I do read the on-line version quite a bit.

Looks like the Mavs are going to let J-Kidd do his thing. Spot-up shooters like Richie will thrive in this offense...they'll get a lot of open looks.

There was no question that the players tuned out Avery, especially after they made the trade for Jason. There's little doubt in my mind that AJ cost himself a job with his self-serving comments after he was fired.

I'm starting to look forward to the NBA season. I'm thinking the Mavs are going to fun to watch again.

ZagNative
06-29-2008, 01:09 PM
TZF, I'm guessing Richie knows he owes you big time for that e-mail you sent Mark Cuban putting in a good word for our guy, huh?

And you know this thread needs a pic .. I want to post this slightly fuzzy one for the memories ...


http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff232/ZagNative/NBA/Richie/Classof2000-Smaller.jpg

That would of course be Senior night, 2000 - #24, Richie Frahm; #30, Axel Dench; #15, Ryan Floyd; 13, Matt Santangelo; #25, Mike Nilson

However, in honor of coincidence, I better also post this one, featuring three former Zags who are up for free agency July 1 this year, wishing them all good luck!


http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff232/ZagNative/NBA/2007-12-16FrahmTuriafDickaubeforeCl.jpg