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Charles Rhodes Showing He Belongs In The NBA

Posted by Kyle Weidie on July 25, 2008

Charles Rhodes put NBA scouts on notice with his performance in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League. He averaged 10.8 points (tied for 2nd on the Mavs), 6.0 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 19.0 minutes per game, over five games, while shooting 64.5% from the field and 77.8% from the free-throw line. This Dallas Mavericks forum has a great break-down of Rhodes’ numbers in comparison to some other players.

NBADraft.net has described Rhodes as a “bruiser with a diverse skill set,” and other reports have outlined displays of hustle and tenacity.

The next stop for Rhodes and the Dallas Mavericks has been the Rocky Mountain Revue, another summer league in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mavs will play their sixth and final game of the revue tonight versus the Utah Jazz. After a slow start in the RMR, Rhodes came through very strong yesterday, scoring 14 points in the 4th quarter for a total of 21 in a win against the New Jersey Nets.

Charles Rhodes still has many hurdles to climb in order to make an NBA squad, many players in his situation often get caught in a numbers game. In the least, he has taken large strides towards a training camp invite, whether it be with Dallas, or another NBA franchise.

Dallas Dedicated has shed some light on the battle between Charles Rhodes and another power forward hopeful, James Singleton:

Charles Rhodes, the 6-8 rookie from Mississippi State, has outplayed Singleton in very outing. While Singleton is coming off major knee surgery, Rhodes has been impressive and has outhustled opponents on both ends of the floor.

Charles Rhodes continues to impress us at Dallas Dedicated, and would even go so far as to say he might be desired over James Singleton. Too bad Singleton’s contract was rushed….and guaranteed. 

Should Rhodes not be on an NBA roster when the season begins, I’ll be curious to see if he opts to head overseas or remain close to a possible call-up by playing in the NBDL. Stay tuned….

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One Response to “Charles Rhodes Showing He Belongs In The NBA”

  1. […] I heard about Rhodes, he went from showing he belonged in the NBA, to mulling over European offers (vs. training camp with the Dallas Mavericks), to possibly joining […]

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