The Dallas Mavericks traded Seth Curry to acquire Josh Richardson and the 36th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. They quickly selected Tyler Bey out of the University of Colorado. The Mavs wanted to improve their defense but had to trade away one of the best shooters in the league to do it.
Bey struggled to find minutes with the Mavericks. He appeared in 18 of the team’s 72 regular-season games, but never played more than nine minutes. The 6’7 forward did play in the G League bubble where he showcased an impressive skill set. Over 12 games with the Salt Lake City Stars, Bey averaged 16.2 points and 9.7 rebounds on 49.7 percent shooting from the field.
The 23-year-old is working hard on his game this summer, and the improvements are already on display. He played in the Werk Club Run pickup game in Las Vegas and delivered plenty of highlights. Let us take a closer look.
Dallas Mavericks forward Tyler Bey puts improvements on display
Bey was restlessly attacking the basket and putting pressure on the defense. He made multiple smart cuts and produce a plethora of highlights for fans to enjoy. Check out the full tape of the run below.
Fans likely recognize a few faces in the video. Two-time All-Star Isaiah Thomas was lighting it up and found Bey for several alley-oops. Former Mavericks Pierre Jackson was also showcasing his talents.
It is fantastic to see Tyler Bey working on his game this summer. He will be a key part of the Dallas Mavericks squad in the Las Vegas Summer League, which begins on Aug. 8. Bey is known for his rebounding and roll-man abilities. Expect those to be on full display again in Las Vegas.
The Dallas Mavericks front office is hard at work too. They are scouting draft prospects and examining their free-agent targets. Stay tuned for what is an important offseason for the Mavs. They need to improve the roster around Luka Doncic. Do not miss what the new leadership can accomplish.