Dallas Mavericks To Sign Mountain West Star, Gian Clavell

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 10: Gian Clavell
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 10: Gian Clavell /

The Dallas Mavericks reportedly come to terms with the leading scorer of the Mountain West in college basketball, Gian Clavell.

As the fan base of the Dallas Mavericks continue to wait on a resolution to the Nerlens Noel situation, Dallas is busy making moves with the back-end of their roster.

With a roster spot, a two-way contract and a few camp invites still open, Dallas decided to pluck a player from the Miami Heat Summer League squad to a partial guaranteed deal.

Adam Johnson, from 2Ways10Days, reports that it is indeed, NOT on a two-way contract.

What Johnson could be implying in this situation is that Dallas could be planning to basically hold an open tryout during training camp for that second two-way contract. The first two-way contract is taken up by undrafted Baylor forward, Johnathan Motley.

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Who is Gian Clavell?

Clavell was the Mountain West Player of the Year last season while playing for Colorado State. He led the team and conference in scoring at 20.4 per game. He is a 6’4″ guard who has a pretty solid outside shot that he displayed in college and Summer League for the Miami Heat.

In the Orlando Summer League for Miami, Clavell played in five games and averaged just over five points a game in 21.6 minutes a game. In the Las Vegas Summer League, Clavell averaged over 12 points a game in over 24 minutes a game.

Here are some highlights from his season at Colorado State last year.

For now, Clavell will come in as simply a paid camp invite as only a portion of his deal is guaranteed.

Dallas has a history of paying guys like this to come into camp similar to the situations with Nicolas Brussino, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Salah Mejri last season.

Clavell is a redshirt 23-year old senior that is from Puerto Rico.

With the addition of Clavell, and assuming Noel will be back, this leaves the Mavericks with four more holes they could fill before training camp.

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Don’t be surprised if Dallas leaves open BOTH the two-way contract and last roster spot to be earned in training camp from players like Clavell.