Mavericks: What to expect from Tyler Bey and Nate Hinton in G League
By Tyler Watts
The Dallas Mavericks finally have a fully healthy roster. Maxi Kleber returned on Feb. 1 to make all 17 players available. Coach Rick Carlisle has settled on a starting lineup and rotation that he hopes will break the Mavs out of their early-season funk.
Two-way players Tyler Bey and Nate Hinton saw limited action so far this season. The pair has combined to play 32 minutes in the team’s first 21 games. Both were limited to mop-up duties, even as Dallas was without five players in the league’s health and safety protocols.
The two rookies need time on the court, which is why the Mavericks sent them to the G League bubble on Tuesday. The Texas Legends opted out of the season, so Bey and Hinton were assigned to the Long Island Nets. What should fans expect from the Mavs rookies?
What to expect from Dallas Mavericks rookies Tyler Bey and Nate Hinton in G League bubble
Both players should get significant minutes inside the G League bubble. The Long Island Nets kick off their 15-game regular-season schedule on Feb. 10 against the Iowa Wolves. Fans can watch live on ESPN-plus.
Bey should bring defense and energy to the Nets. He was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2020. Bey is a strong rebounder that creates turnovers. His offensive game is a work-in-progress, though. Fans should be hoping to see more 3-pointers and improvements in his overall game from his days at Colorado.
Hinton played well in the preseason. He is a strong rebounding guard that creates turnovers. The 21-year-old will be looking to prove he can stretch the floor.
It will be interesting to see what both players can do with extended run. Fans should check out a few G League games to find out how Dallas Mavericks rookies Tyler Bey and Nate Hinton are progressing. Stay tuned.