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Report: Mavericks sign second-round pick Ledo to guaranteed deal

Jul 25, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

Ricky Ledo AP

A number of second round picks from the last draft are going to get contracts, but the vast majority of those are make good deals — none (or very little) of the contract is guaranteed. You have to make the roster to get paid.

Ricky Ledo of the Dallas Mavericks is the exception.

He has reached a deal with the Mavericks that is going to keep him on the roster a little while. Zach Lowe of Grantland has the details.

Interesting because that seems like a longer deal than anyone else was offering.

Ledo attended Providence but was never cleared by the NCAA to play for the school (he just practiced with them). He is a 6’6” combo guard and the Mavericks like his versatility.

But his play at Summer League confirmed he has a long way to go — he averaged 7.3 points a game on just 35.6 percent shooting and 30.5 percent from three. He had two turnovers for every assist.

But apparently Dallas saw something they liked. Ledo will be a good test of the Mavericks player development system.

  1. spursareold - Jul 25, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Lido Shuffle, eh Kurt?

  2. coryfor3 - Jul 25, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Lido?

    • bendover09 - Jul 25, 2013 at 3:10 PM

      Ehhh, I would give Kurt the benefit of the doubt but, the “I” key completely on the opposite side.

  3. spursareold - Jul 25, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Perhaps we’ll have cocktails on the Lido deck….

  4. tk41 - Jul 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Interesting move by the Mavs. Carlisle & co has done a so-so job developing young talent in recent years (JJ Barea and Ian Mahini come to mind) & maximizing once-talented guys that struggled (Brandan Wright & OJ Mayo).

    Problem is: they’ve done a crappy job developing draft picks (Roddy B, Cunningham, Dom Jones, etc…).

    For the sake of Ledo & the Mavs, lets hope he falls in to the former, and not the later, category.

  5. ramblingalb - Jul 25, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Ledo, Lido.

    You really gotta work to keep standards this low. If he was a Laker, there’d be three posts on him.

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