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Post#21 » by yoyojw17 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:02 pm

MAN!!! Not gonna lie... I'ma miss him. Thought he was gonna return to us.

We get so wrapped up in players' growth into stars... but I was always rooting for him as he has grown into a solid NBA player. Definitely, a blue-collar worker that hopefully another team would give a great opportunity.
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Post#22 » by MagicFan4Lyfe » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:41 pm

I am going to miss Iwundu but not going to miss mixing him up with Fultz everytime they were on the floor because of the similarities in their hair styles lol
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Post#23 » by J-Mezzy » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:26 pm

I hated him.2 seasons ago, but he stepped up last season and was a decent bench guy. Wish him luck wherever he goes and hope he stays in the NBA.
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Post#24 » by TheGlyde » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:46 am

Looks like Wes is headed to Dallas on a guaranteed minimum deal.
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Post#25 » by MagicMatic » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:53 am

Didn’t mind Iwundu. Wing that provided some defense. Zero offense. Can contribute elsewhere.
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Post#26 » by RookieStar » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:57 am

TheGlyde wrote:Looks like Wes is headed to Dallas on a guaranteed minimum deal.


Good for him. Dont they have a glut of wings already though?
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Post#27 » by Anfernee1 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:33 am

Too bad he is going to a team that I hate
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Post#28 » by Howard Mass » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:29 pm

I think Wes Iwundu can develop into a rotation player.

He fell out of favor here last season and wish him nothing but the best in Dallas.
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Post#29 » by Def Swami » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:42 pm

The Mavs are the kind of team to turn Iwundu into a solid rotation guy. They've done it with guys like Seth Curry, Dorey Finney-Smith, and Dwight Powell. They're good at finding these under the radar guys and developing them.
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Post#30 » by Knightro » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:02 pm

Iwundu > Ennis and Bacon

I stand by this.

Good for him on the contract. I hope he plays his way into even more $.
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Post#31 » by Anfernee1 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:07 pm

cedric76 wrote:very surprising


I am not sure how that is very surprising, I think he left so he can get more playing time and I do not blame him
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Post#32 » by HairyGOATee » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:50 am

So what type of player are the Mavs getting in Iwundu?
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Post#33 » by HairyGOATee » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:51 am

Def Swami wrote:The Mavs are the kind of team to turn Iwundu into a solid rotation guy. They've done it with guys like Seth Curry, Dorey Finney-Smith, and Dwight Powell. They're good at finding these under the radar guys and developing them.


Kleber, Aminu, Mayo, Brandon Bass, and others too. They did it with JJ Barea and doing it now with Burke. Hopefully Iwundu cracks that list.
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Post#34 » by pepe1991 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:40 pm

HairyGOATee wrote:
Def Swami wrote:The Mavs are the kind of team to turn Iwundu into a solid rotation guy. They've done it with guys like Seth Curry, Dorey Finney-Smith, and Dwight Powell. They're good at finding these under the radar guys and developing them.


Kleber, Aminu, Mayo, Brandon Bass, and others too. They did it with JJ Barea and doing it now with Burke. Hopefully Iwundu cracks that list.


I don't think people understand how small Barea is. Just a fact he menaged to stay healthy and last for 14 years is amazing..

This is him vs average size nba player

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Re: Wes Iwundu Appreciation Thread 

Post#35 » by Knightro » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:04 pm

HairyGOATee wrote:So what type of player are the Mavs getting in Iwundu?


Iwundu plays really hard, especially defensively. He's one of those dive for loose balls, take charges, fight over and through screens kind of guy that everyone wants. A little foul prone, but overall he's a solid defender, perhaps a touch overly aggressive.

His 3PT shot is really robotic and mechanical looking, but he made it at a reasonable enough clip the last two years (57-161, .354) to where he won't kill you when he's out there. He's also been a good FT shooter (162-200, .810) over the last two years and is aggressive attacking the rim in transition.

The problem is he's just not comfortable taking threes unless he's wide open and generally speaking he's a passive offensive player. In some ways that's good because he rarely turns the ball over and doesn't take bad shots. But in other ways, it's not as good because teams help off him and he's not a willing enough offensive player to make teams pay consistently.

He has enough hustle and energy, particularly defensively, to earn some minutes.

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