President Donnie Nelson said Dennis Smith will have to prove he's ready to take the reins during training camp in order to win the starting point guard job.
"Those keys are earned. You know, it’s going to be an interesting training camp," Nelson said. "I think Dennis is going to play for one of the best coaches in the NBA. That being said, I think internally you can’t help but be excited by the potential, but he wouldn’t want it any other way." DSJ had a wow factor in Las Vegas and the Mavs are singing his praises at every opportunity, so he should be in a great position to win the job. He's a high-upside pick in the middle rounds.