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Mavs Moneyball May 23, 2016

Justin Anderson was a key piece in the Mavericks' season-ending run

After playing sparingly the first four months of the season, rookie Justin Anderson played a key role in Dallas turning things around and making the playoffs. Looking back The Dallas Mavericks selected Justin Anderson with the 21st pick in last June's draft, making him the first guy Dallas had taken at their slotted draft position (i.e no trade-back or trade-away) since Maurice Ager in 2006. Of the nine players the Mavs drafted in the last decade who actually made it onto an NBA roster, only one has logged at least 5000 minutes: Jae Crowder, a 2nd round pick in 2012. The only other players...

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