Grizzlies star issues bold statement on Vince Williams Jr. after loss to Mavs

Dallas Mavericks v Memphis Grizzlies
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The Memphis Grizzlies lost their second-straight game Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks and once again it was a result of a poor whole-team effort.

While the likes of stars Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. certainly showcased that they came to play, as they alone combined for 69 of the club's total points and dished out another 10 assists, the majority of their supporting cast failed to play up to their standards and, in the end, fell to the West's third-best squad by a final score of 120-117.

However, though there were few performances aside from Bane's and JJJ's that warranted praise, one player's efforts, in particular, caught the attention of the Grizzlies' stud two-guard as he hyped up Vince Williams Jr.'s individual two-way production on the night during a post-game presser.

Grizzlies' Desmond Bane hypes up Vince Williams Jr. after loss to Mavs

"He's a dog. He competes each and every night on the defensive end. He's selfless, out there just to make the right play. {If] he's open, he's going to shoot it if not he's going to drive it [or] pass it to the open teammate. Those are the type of guys that win basketball games, I think you see it every time he steps out there. He has an impact on winning and it's not always with scoring or flashy plays but he's going to make the open shot, he's going to dive on the floor and get a loose ball tip-out. He's the type of guy I want on my team for sure."

Desmond Bane on Vince Williams Jr.

Williams spent the majority of his night squaring off against the likes of superstar Luka Doncic, a matchup that seemingly got under the Mavs guard's skin and, at one point, wound up costing him a technical foul.

Throughout the season thus far, the 23-year-old has received ample praise for his on-court efforts and intensity and his performance against Dallas once again proved why the hype surrounding his two-way play has been well worth it.

Logging 25 minutes while coming off the bench, Williams finished the night off with a solid final box score of 10 points and 9 rebounds while shooting a highly efficient 75.0 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from distance.

Though still attached to a two-way contract, the hope moving forward is that the sophomore wing can continue to produce at such an inspiring level and, in turn, have his deal converted to a full-time which would allow him to carry on with honing his skills and strengthening his status as a key contributor within this Grizzlies rotation.

As Bane suggested in his presser, Williams is the type of player winning teams covet.