Dallas Mavericks officially sign Tyler Dorsey to two-way contract

Dallas Mavericks, Tyler Dorsey
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The Dallas Mavericks finally made the signing of Tyler Dorsey official on July 24. The deal was rumored more than two weeks ago, but they finally put pen to paper after summer league wrapped up.

Dorsey was a second-round draft pick in 2017 that spent two seasons in the NBA before going overseas to play in Europe. The California native averaged 11.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 0.7 steals in 22.3 minutes per game last season as he helped Olympiacos win the Greek League title and reach the final four in the EuroLeague.

The 6’5 wing inked a two-way deal with the Mavericks that again had their rules updated this offseason. Here is a look at what fans can expect from Dorsey in his return to the NBA next season.

Dallas Mavericks officially sign Tyler Dorsey to a two-way contract

Dorsey struggled to find a consistent role in the NBA during his first two seasons, but he averaged 9.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game over the final 34 games of his rookie season when he played every game. He played the final 14 contests of his second season where he averaged 13.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 28.4 minutes per game.

Dorsey is only allowed to play 50 regular season games with the Mavericks next season, and he is ineligible for the postseason unless he is converted to a standard contract. Dallas is searching for wing depth, so the 26-year-old will have the opportunity to snatch a role during training camp and potentially be upgraded to one of the team’s 15 standard contracts.

Dorsey has shot over 38.5 percent from 3-point range in each of the last three seasons in Europe, so his defense could be the difference between him staying on the floor in the NBA or spending most of the season in Frisco with the Texas Legends. How will he fit in head coach Jason Kidd’s scheme? It is something to watch moving forward.

The Dallas Mavericks still have one open space on their 15-man roster. They are searching for a trade that improves their depth and rotation. Will Nico Harrison and the front office find one? It is something to watch for as training camp approaches.

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