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Pangos Managing Mavs In Summer League

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Kevin Pangos with the Dallas Mavericks' summer league team. (Photo: Mavericks) Kevin Pangos with the Dallas Mavericks' summer league team. (Photo: Mavericks)

SWXRightNow.com -- When former Gonzaga star and one of the best point guards in West Coast Conference history Kevin Pangos went undrafted, most weren't too shocked.

Pangos is a little undersized for the Association, standing at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds. His scoring averages went down in his senior season as he went from the guy to the facilitator for fellow All-American Kyle Wiltjer and the rest of the Elite Eight Zags team.

That might have been the most valuable experience of Pangos' career as he's now looking to be one of the game managers in the NBA . The Canadian national finished with 181 of his 536 collegiate assists as a senior, the highest average of his career, while only turning over the rock 51 times. A pretty solid 3.54-to-1 assist to turnover ratio.

That number in Pangos' three starts for the Dallas Mavericks in the Las Vegas Summer League have been even more impressive.

Pangos is averaging a 5-to-0.33 assist to turnover margin, with 15 assists and 1 turnover in his three starts. He's also averaging 8.3 points per game and 1.67 steals per game.

The Mavericks brought Pangos in, and with everything going on in the franchise, it looked like one of the best places for Zag's all-time leading three-point shooter to make a NBA team. But as fluid as the offseason is, Dallas just brought in longtime point guard Derron Williams on a two-year deal after the Brooklyn Nets agreed to a $27.5 millon buyout. Possibly hurting Pangos' chances for playing time.

Kevin Pangos talks about his opportunity with the Mavs here: http://bit.ly/1HOmkW0

Since the Mavs lost all three of their preliminary games, they're only guarunteed two more games in Sin City. Two more chances for Pangos to make his case.

So whether or not he makes the Mavericks roster, signs with another team, or has to go abroad to continue his pro career; Pangos has shown he has value as a professional and in the NBA as a game manager. 

And for those who don't like that term, it's exactly what Pangos was for Mark Few when he became the winningest Gonzaga player of all time this past season. Just a thought to remember.

Other Zags In The NBA Summer League

Matt Bouldin is playing for the D-League Select team in the Las Vegas Summer League and is averaging 7.7 points and 3 rebounds per game off the bench. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants last season.

Steven Gray is the reigning scoring leader from France's LNB Pro A (top league), averaging 16.8 points per game for Dijon. He's scored four points in each game he's played off the bench for the Brooklyn Nets in the Orlando Summer League before the team went to Vegas.

David Stockton is averaging 7 points and 4.5 assists in his two games for the Sacramento Kings. Stockton signed a contract through the 2015-16 season with the Kings just before the end of last season.

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