Mavs tuning up for Summer League title?

June, 29, 2012
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Around July 10, the Dallas Mavericks will have their three rookies in town along with a group of undrafted hopefuls who will fill out their Summer League squad that plays in Las Vegas from July 13-22 (Mavs schedule below).

One of those hopefuls looks to be Drew Gordon, a 6-foot-9 power forward out of New Mexico. He broke the news Friday on his Twitter account:

The Mavs have not yet confirmed Gordon's tweet.

With first-round draft picks Jared Cunningham (No. 24) and two second-rounders in Bernard James (No. 33) and Jae Crowder (No. 34), both of whom will be looking to impress to earn a contract (second-round contracts are not guaranteed), the Mavs think they'll be fielding a pretty competitive team in Vegas.

"We feel like we’ll have a really good summer-league team this year," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. "Those guys will get some good experience and we’ve got to get them ready for the fall."

Summer League schedule (times are Central)
July 15: Mavs vs. Denver, 5 p.m.
July 16: Mavs vs. Raptors, 5 p.m.
July 18: Mavs vs. Hawks, 7 p.m.
July 20: Mavs vs. New Orleans, 9:30 p.m.
July 21: Mavs vs. Spurs, 5 p.m.



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