The Dallas Mavericks were not just agreeing to deals with free agents on Aug. 2. They set their summer league roster for the tournament in Las Vegas that begins on Aug. 8. Dallas did not have a draft pick in 2021, but their roster is still a young talented squad. There are question marks, though.
The first was the inclusion of Josh Green. The Mavs’ first-round selection in 2020 is currently in Tokyo playing for the Australian National Team in the Olympics. The Aussies face Team USA in the semifinals and are guaranteed to play for a medal. Their final game will take place on Aug. 7. Mavs fans are unlikely to see Green playing in Las Vegas, but he part of their squad.
The other surprise was Tyler Bey not making their roster. The Mavericks could have made the 2020 second round pick a restricted free agent this summer, but they decided against giving him a qualifying offer. Bey is now an unrestricted free agent and not on the team’s roster. Who will play for the Mavs in Las Vegas?
What to expect from Dallas Mavericks summer league roster in Vegas?
Dallas released their Las Vegas Summer League roster on Aug. 2. See the players below.
The two standouts for Dallas are Tyrell Terry and Nate Hinton. Both played with the Mavericks last season and were part of the G League bubble. Terry is a strong shooter and floor spacer. Dallas is hoping to see improvements from Hinton. The 6’5 wing profiles as a strong rebounder and defender.
The Mavs lack playmaking on the roster. Carlik Jones is the only primary ball-handler and playmaker. Dallas will likely give Tyrell Terry extended looks in the lead point guard role. Fans are going to get a glimpse of his development. It will be the main storyline for Mavericks fans to follow in Las Vegas.
The Dallas Mavericks kick off their action on Aug. 9 against the Philadelphia 76ers summer league squad. Dallas will play at least five games in Las Vegas. Fans should be watching closely to see how the young Mavs are developing. Check back to The Smoking Cuban for plenty more on the Las Vegas Summer League.