The Dallas Mavericks had a wonderful offseason and look to be in prime position to compete for a Western Conference title this year. They’ll do so with a mix of players, though few younger than guard Ricky Ledo who will be embarking on his sophomore season in the NBA.
A former second-round pick of the Dallas Mavericks, Ricky Ledo didn’t get a ton of run last season but hopes that will change this season.
Speaking to Mavs.com, Ledo suggested that if he gets an opportunity, he’s going to make an impact.
“It’s just a confidence issue,” Ledo suggested. “Last year, it was a different feeling. Now, I feel more comfortable and I had a year under my belt to get back to my game shape and get back to form. … I can be a valuable asset to the team. They made a good pick in me.”
Talent hasn’t ever been a question for the former Providence guard as he put up very respectable numbers during his stint in the D-League. That said, he’s going to have a difficult time sticking on an even deeper Dallas Mavericks roster this season. Even if he is able to, with an influx of talent in the backcourt, Ledo will have a difficult time etching out playing time behind Monta Ellis, Raymond Felton and Devin Harris.
Of course, all it takes is an opportunity and if Ricky Ledo is given such, he seems to think he’ll hit the ground running. For now though, it appears as if he’ll be stapled to the bench and see just a handful of minutes per game.