Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Early start for Reyshawn and Renaldas

Reyshawn Terry and Renaldas Seibutis, last year’s second-round picks, are getting a head start on summer league. Terry is also in town working out at the team’s facility at American Airlines Center and Seibutis is scheduled to join the fun in the next couple of weeks.

“They’re going be around for summer league so we’re going to have a lot of time to make decisions,” said Rick Carlisle, who plans to spend considerable time at summer league.

Both swingmen will be given every opportunity to make the roster this season. Terry, a North Carolina product who played in Greece last season, has added considerable muscle to his 6-foot-7 frame.

Seibutis (6-6) could still pack on a few pounds to his slight build, but he’s been compared favorably to a young Doug Collins by the Mavs personnel department. Seibutis, 22, has spent his entire career overseas.

Carlisle believes the team can find value with its second-round pick (51st overall) later this month. Terry was drafted 44th and Seibutis 50th. Carlisle also didn’t rule out trying to get into the first round.

“There’s no doubt the draft is deep,” he said. “We feel like at 51 we’re getting somebody that has a chance to make the roster either this year or next year. It may be a European that stays over there. Donnie [Nelson] and [director of scouting Amadou Gallo Fall] do such a great job of scouring the whole universe so it should be exciting.”


Anonymous said...

These both seem to be very motivated and gifted players. Hope they make the team. Good luck Renaldas and Reyshawn!!!!! We will all be rooting for you both.

Anonymous said...

Here is the Doug Collins wiki link. Wow, if Renaldas has even some of that potential it will be great! They must think really highly of him. Hope they are right!

Anonymous said...

I never forgot about these two guys the whole year and I always wanted a report on how they were doing and I finally got it. I think Dallas would be best served if both these young players were on the roster next season. Seibutis can handle the rock and has a little flash to his game and being around Jason Kidd could be a great learning experience. Terry can could probably defend the 2-4 positions on the court. Reyshawn could add some defense, rebounding, and toughness to the second unit to go along with Brandon Bass in the front court. I've been hearing we may resign Diop. The Mavs could have a nice crop of young players on the bench in: Diop, Siebutus, Bass, Terry, and Wright. The most encouraging aspect of these guys is there athletisim, there may be some growing pains but i feel Dallas should do away with some of the older bench players and infuse these youngsters into our rotation, IMHO. Anthony aka "Mr. 4.37"