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5 candidates that could take the Dallas Mavericks final roster spot

Dallas Mavericks, Tyler Dorsey
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Candidate to fill Dallas Mavericks final roster spot: 1. Tyler Dorsey

Dorsey is the most NBA-ready player among the six coming into training camp without a place on the 15-man roster. The Mavs signed the 26-year-old to a two-way contract this summer after the 2017 second-round pick spent the last three years playing in Europe where he won three championships and was the MVP of the Greek Cup in 2022.

Dorsey is an intriguing wing for the Mavericks. He is a plus shooter at 6’5 with the ability to handle the ball and run some pick and rolls. Dorsey was impressive playing next to Giannis Antetokounmpo for the Greece National Team this summer. He showcased his ability to space the floor and complement a superstar player like the two-time NBA MVP.

Dorsey could play a similar role supporting Luka Doncic this season. His defense is a question mark, but he has the size and athletic ability to be average or slightly better. If Dorsey holds up on the defensive end, he could quickly pass Josh Green and Frank Ntilikina and be in the Mavs nightly rotation on the wing.

Two-way players are limited to 50 regular season games with the parent club, but they can always be converted into standard contracts. Tyler Dorsey will attempt to prove he is worthy of a roster spot during training camp, and the Dallas Mavericks will have no choice but to convert him to a standard deal if he cracks the rotation.

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The Mavs are most likely heading into the regular season with just 14 players on guaranteed deals. Tyler Dorsey is the favorite for their final roster spot, but they will likely keep him on a two-way contract for as long as possible to keep their luxury tax payments down. Can he seize their final spot? Stay tuned to find out.