5 takeaways for Dallas Mavericks from Tyler Dorsey in EuroBasket 2022

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The Dallas Mavericks signed Tyler Dorsey to a two-way contract this summer. The 26-year-old wing was a second-round pick in 2017. He spent two years in the NBA before heading overseas for a larger opportunity. Dorsey’s team won three championships in three years, and he took home the Greek Cup MVP last season. The 6’5 wing turned down a more lucrative offer to return to the US and play for the Mavs.

The league redid the two-way rules for the 2022-23 season. Players are allowed to be on the NBA roster for 50 of the 82 regular season games before they have to be converted to a standard contract or play the rest of the season in the G League. Two-way players are ineligible for the playoffs.

Dorsey will join the Mavericks in training camp, and he wants to make the team’s 15-man roster. Fans got a closer look at the wing during EuroBasket 2022 as he was a starter and key contributor for Greece, who were eliminated by Germany in the quarterfinals. What can MFFLs take away from Dorsey’s performance in the European championships? Here are five things.

Dallas Mavericks takeaway from Tyler Dorsey in EuroBasket 2022: 5. Played best off Giannis

Dorsey had a strong tournament where he averaged 13.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 22.7 minutes per game. He was Greece’s second-leading scorer, and he went 17 of 42 from 3-point range over the seven games combined.

There was plenty to like, but it quickly became clear that Dorsey played his best when Giannis Antetokounmpo was on the floor. The Mavericks' two-way guard is a role player who benefits from having someone draw the attention away. The Greek Freak opened up plenty of looks and Dorsey knocked them down.

The Dallas Mavericks have Luka Doncic, so they do not need to worry about it. Tyler Dorsey can thrive playing off number 77 as a floor spacer and shot maker, but what else jumped out about his game from EuroBasket 2022?