Written for nbl.com.au by Liam Santamaria
New Zealand Breakers forward Finn Delany is the latest NBL player to catch the eye of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.
Delany has been invited by the Mavericks to participate in their upcoming free agent mini-camp, league sources told NBL Media.
The 23-year-old Kiwi has just completed an impressive stint with Serbian team FMP Belgrade and was named yesterday in the New Zealand Tall Blacks extended squad for this year’s FIBA World Cup.
Delany played thirteen games for FMP over the past two months, averaging 7.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, while shooting an efficient 50 percent from the floor.
Prior to that, the athletic forward enjoyed a strong finish to the 2018-19 NBL season, scoring in double-digits in seven of New Zealand’s final nine games.
The Mavericks have shown a keen interest in NBL talent over recent years and have also invited former Perth Wildcats centre Angus Brandt to participate in next week’s camp.
Previous invitees with NBL experience include Mitch Creek, Corey Webster, Isaac Humphries, Bryce Cotton, Matt Hodgson, Rotnei Clarke, Kyle Adnam and Shea Ili.
Webster (2017) and Creek (2018) both then suited up for the Mavs at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Delany, whose season with FMP only recently wrapped up, will now head straight from Europe to Dallas to take part in the camp.