Washington Huskies In The NBA: Justin Dentmon


Mar 28, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks point guard Justin Dentmon (7) passes the ball during the game against the Indiana Pacers at the American Airlines Center. The Pacers defeated the Mavericks 103-78. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Grade: D

Statistics: 2.0 minutes, 0-2 shooting, 0.0 points, 0.0 assists,  0.0 rebounds

I can’t bring myself to give a guy who didn’t have a lot of NBA interest coming out of college an “F” for a season where he saw NBA action. An incomplete might be more accurate. Dentmon attempted two shots this season, missing both. One came in a 101-81 loss to the Lakers on April 2 and the other came in a 103-78 loss to the Pacers on March 28. He got on the court in four games for the Mavericks, averaging two minutes per game.

The 2012-2013 season came as a bit of a disappointment after Dentmon saw considerably more action for two different teams in 2011-2012. He played in two games for the Spurs and four (averaging 18 minutes per game) for the Raptors. Unfortunately, as a fringe NBA player, contracts can be hard to come by. The league knows what Dentmon can do — he averaged a respectable 5.5 points and 2.3 assists in four games for the Raptors in ’11-12 — what it comes down to is if there will be a team in need of a backup point guard next season.

After four years of starting for the Huskies, he hasn’t been able to find his niche in the NBA as some other fringe Huskies have. Hopefully the 27-year-old can latch on somewhere next season and play in more than a couple games. He deserves more than two shots a season, he just has to prove himself.