Dallas Mavericks 2022 offseason grade: Sign Tyler Dorsey to two-way contract
In 2017, the NBA added two-way contracts that allow players to spend part of the season with the parent club and the rest with their G League affiliate. It is a way to develop young talent without it impacting the team’s 15-man roster.
The Mavericks have struggled to get value out of their two-way deals. Theo Pinson arguably made the biggest impact of any two-way player the team has signed since it started.
Tyler Dorsey will be looking to change that. The 6’4 guard played two seasons in the NBA after being selected in the second round in 2017. He struggled to find a consistent role, so Dorsey went to Europe where he won three league championships and was Greek Cup MVP in 2022. The 26-year-old had a strong run with the Greek National Team this summer as well.
Dallas Mavericks grade for signing Tyler Dorsey to a two-way deal: A
Signing a veteran with five years of professional basketball experience on a two-way deal was a savvy move by a team looking to contend for a title. If Dorsey earns a place in the rotation, the Mavericks can put him on the 15-man roster, and if things do not work out, letting a two-way player go is much easier than one on a standard contract.
Signing Dorsey to a two-way contract was a no-risk move for the Dallas Mavericks. They score a massive win if he earns a place in the rotation, and if not, he takes his talents back overseas. Getting a veteran that is more NBA-ready earned the Mavs another A.