Like every NBA team, the Mavericks are always on the lookout for a breakout player, somebody who takes a significant leap in production from the previous season.

Dominique Jones, who is entering his third season, appears to be the early leading candidate for that distinction.

Reports from the daily pickup games on the Mavericks’ practice court are that the guard has been one of the most eye-catching players.

It’s always dangerous to put too much stock in summertime showings, but Jones seems to have figured some things out after two mostly unproductive seasons.

“Dominique’s been playing great,” said Carlisle, a frequent watcher of the informal workouts. “It’s going to be extremely competitive in the backcourt. He has had a really good summer.”

– Reported by Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News