Dallas Mavericks guard Daryl Macon was waived on July 26, according to Tim Cato. How will the Mavs fill his two-way contract?
Dallas Mavericks fans were treated with a strong summer league squad. The team went to Las Vegas without fanfare because Dallas traded away their 2019 first round pick to acquire Luka Doncic. The front office put together a tough defensive-minded group that was hungry to earn greater opportunities.
The Mavericks success in Vegas changed up their roster. The team had Daryl Macon and Kostas Antetokounmpo on two-way deals last season. Both players spent most of their time in the G-League developing with the Texas Legend.
The team decided to waive Kostas Antetokounmpo and replace him with Antonius Cleveland. There was more news on their two-way deals on Friday.
According to Tim Cato, the Mavs waived Daryl Macon. That means they will have two new two-way contract players for the 2019-2020 season.
Macon played well in the G-League last year. He averaged 19.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 1.1 steals in 34.4 minutes per game. Ultimately, it was not enough as the Mavericks decided to move on from the 23-year-old.
Who fills the spot?
The most likely answer is Isaiah Roby. The Dallas Mavericks selected him in the second round this year. The 21-year-old combo forward profiles as a strong defender with some ball-handling ability at 6’8. Roby needs time to develop, though. No better place than in Frisco with the Texas Legends.
The other option would be signing undrafted rookie Josh Reaves to a two-way deal. He played well for the Mavs in Vegas. Reaves averaged 12.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 23.5 minutes per game. The rookie needs to continue working on his shooting but could grow into a 3-and-D wing threat.
The Dallas Mavericks still have future roster questions to answer, and The Smoking Cuban will bring it all to fans.