Australian Ryan Broekhoff is the latest Aussie to secure an NBA contract, signing a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to Yahoo Sports.
Broekhoff’s first year of the deal is guaranteed, with his stellar European career paying off, providing an opportunity to showcase his talents in the NBA.
The 27-year-old had worked out with the Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans and Brooklyn Nets this offseason.
Broekhoff is a noted three-point marksman, connecting on 50.6 percent of his long-range attempts this past season with Russian club Lokomotiv Kuban.
The Melbourne native averaged 12.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in 2017/18, while also winning the VTB United League three-point contest.
Broekhoff was an All-EuroCup First Team member in 2018, and becomes the 10th Australian to land on an NBA roster, joining Aron Baynes, Ben Simmons, Dante Exum, Joe Ingles, Jonah Bolden, Mangok Mathiang, Matthew Dellavedova, Patty Mills and Thon Maker
Guard Ryan Broekhoff has agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources tell Yahoo. Guaranteed in first season.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 5, 2018