Mavericks officially sign Nate Hinton on two-way deal: What does he add?

Dallas Mavericks Nate Hinton (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Nate Hinton (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks have been busy since the start of free agency. They agreed to re-sign Tim Hardaway Jr. and Boban Marjanovic just minutes after negotiations were permitted. Before the end of the first night, the Mavs added Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown to improve their floor spacing and wing depth. The moves gave Dallas 15 standard contracts, but Dallas is not done yet.

The Mavericks want to add another key piece to their roster. They are exploring sign-and-trade routes to make that a reality. Goran Dragic is the rumored target, but it is far from a done deal. Dallas is still looking to improve their roster.

Every NBA team has two two-way contracts to fill. The Mavs officially signed wing Nate Hinton on Aug. 3. Players on standard contracts cannot sign until Aug. 6, but two-way deals can be announced now because they are already in camp preparing for summer league. The Las Vegas event begins Aug. 8. What will Hinton bring, and who will fill the Mavericks’ second two-way spot?

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Dallas Mavericks bring back Nate Hinton: What will he add?

Hinton is on his second two-way contract with the Mavs. Last season, he was limited to mop-up duties, but still managed to play in 21 games. The 22-year-old was on the Mavericks summer league roster, so it should come as no surprise that he earned his second two-way deal.

Hinton will be a key piece of their summer league squad and for the Legends next season. The 6’5 wing is a strong rebounder with plenty of defensive potential.

He also provided plenty of hype from the bench as a rookie. Do not be surprised to see Dallas activate him on game days, so he can bring the energy on the pine. Hinton has also done plenty of charity work since joining the Mavericks.

Tyler Bey had Dallas’ other two-way contract last season. The 2020 second-round pick has moved on and will be playing for the Chicago Bulls in the Las Vegas Summer League. That means the Mavericks have a two-way contract still available. They will be looking hard in Vegas for a young player to sign.

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