#5) Jonathan Gibson, 6'2, Guard, 28.6 years old, Mavericks, New Mexico State
17.0 PTS, 3.0 REB, 1.7 AST, 1.5 STL, 17-37 3P, 50.1 FG%
Gibson, the 28-year-old veteran out of New Mexico State, was one of the more interesting stories at the Las Vegas Summer League as he earned himself a guaranteed contract with his play here. Gibson has had a journeymen's career up to this point spending time in Turkey, Israel, Italy, and most recently China, where he finished second in scoring in the league at 42 points per game.
Wherever he has gone in his career Gibson has been able to put the ball in the basket effectively, and the Las Vegas Summer League was no exception. He is at his best creating space and scoring with a wide range of moves or spotting up off the ball where he is a knockdown shooter. Gibson has a quick release, deep range, and comfortable shooting from deep off the dribble or in catch and shoot situations. He is not afraid to let it fly if he has any space or if his defender tries to duck under a screen. He shot 41% on 431 attempts from deep last year in China and finished fourth in Las Vegas in 3 pointers made per game at 2.8. At 6'2 Gibson is undersized for the shooting guard position, and he is not a true point guard by any means. With a three year contract in hand (first year fully guaranteed), Gibson will have a great opportunity heading into Mavericks training camp to see if he can carve out a NBA role.