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Will Satnam Singh get a chance to play for Dallas Mavericks in the NBA?Reuters

Basketball fans in India might have to wait for Satnam Singh to make his NBA debut as the Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban feels that Satnam Singh needs time to develop his game.

"I don't see him playing in the NBA this year," Mavs Moneyball quoted Mark Cuban as saying. "We'll give him time to develop."

Though these words might hurt Satnam Singh's ambition of playing in the NBA, as a matter of fact, he has a long way to go before playing in the elite competition, where every move he makes will be scrutinised by the opponents.

There were some good words said about the player by the Mavericks' Summer League Head Coach Kaleb Canales, who felt that Satnam Singh is not afraid to attack. "His communication on defense has been great," Canales said. "He's been aggressive. He's not shy, which is a positive. He's not afraid to attack on offense. And on defense, he's been talking pick and roll coverages but also hitting the boards."

The Mavericks are very much interested in developing the player and see how it goes in the next few years. As for next season, he might play be playing in the D-League. As of now, Satnam Singh must focus in the Summer League and stand up to the challenge and make ever minute count in the competition whenever he gets a chance.

Singh had created history in the 2015 NBA Draft after becoming the first Indian-born to be drafted in the NBA.

Standing 7ft 2in, the player has the much needed height to feature in the elite competition, but the team management is working on other key areas of his game to make him a better player. No doubt, Satnam Singh is in good hands.

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