Villanueva posted 14 points (5-14 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 28 minutes during the Mavericks’ 106-94 win against the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
There’s something beautiful about struggle. The way it puts on display the vulnerability of a person, while simultaneously showcasing that same individual’s incredible strength. Struggle adds a unique—and essential—piece to a person’s life story. When a person shares his/her story, struggles and all, that is a conscious effort, often put forth with a goal in mind.
Season after season, the Mavs have fielded some of the most internationally diverse rosters in the NBA. Dallas puts forth a tremendous amount of effort in international scouting and we’ve seen the fruits of the club’s labor: Germany’s Dirk Nowitzki is about to become the sixth-leading scorer in NBA history.