Dallas Mavericks: Tyler Bey shows his potential in G League bubble win

Dallas Mavericks Tyler Bey Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Tyler Bey Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Mavericks got off to a slow start, but are getting back on track. They have won four straight and five of six. The Mavs offense is becoming elite as Kristaps Porzingis finds his All-Star form. No team is looking forward to facing Dallas.

With the team healthy, the Mavericks four rookies are out of the nightly rotation. They need minutes to develop, though. The organization sent Tyrell Terry, Tyler Bey, and Nate Hinton to the G League bubble in Orlando to get that playing time. Terry stepped up for a monster performance in his first game.

It was Bey’s turn on Saturday night. He played just six minutes in his first game. That caused the Mavericks to switch him to the Salt Lake City Stars where Bey showed out with the additional playing time.

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Dallas Mavericks rookie Tyler Bey has a double-double in G League bubble

The Texas Legends opted out of the G League bubble, so the Mavs players are filling in on other teams. The Stars had more minutes for Bey, and the rookie delivered with 18 points and 11 rebounds in his Salt Lake City debut. See a short highlight reel from the game below.

Bey is an impressive defender that wreaks havoc in transition. His game was on full display against the Iowa Wolves. He finished seven of 13 from the field but did not attempt a 3-pointer. The Mavericks are hoping to turn him into a 3-and-D wing, but his outside shooting is not there. Keep an eye on his attempts and form moving forward.

It was fantastic to see Tyler Bey getting significant minutes inside the G League bubble. Expect him to continue to put on a show. Bey’s rebounding, defense, and transition offense could make for more monster games, so stay tuned.

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