5 Dallas Mavericks training camp battles to watch

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Dallas Mavericks position battle to watch during training camp:  3. Dorsey vs. Wright IV vs. Stewart Jr.

The Mavs enter training camp with just 14 guaranteed contracts on their roster and only one two-way player. They are over the luxury tax line for the first time since 2011, but Dallas would be wise to enter the season with players filling those roles, even if they only gave him a non-guaranteed deal.

Tyler Dorsey is on a two-way contract, but his performance with Greece in EuroBasket has fans believing he can be an impactful contributor on the wing for the Mavericks this season. Dorsey is 6’5 and an outstanding 3-point shooter. Could Dallas convert him to their standard roster, and sign the young players in camp to their two two-way contracts? Dorsey is the most NBA-ready talent without a roster spot, so that would make sense.

McKinley Wright IV is in the driver’s seat for a two-way contract because he is a point guard with NBA experience. He averaged 18.9 points, 7.3 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.4 steals in 36.9 minutes per game in the G League last season. The 23-year-old guard is looking to cement a role with the Mavericks during training camp.

The Mavs also have D.J. Stewart Jr., Tyler Hall, Mouhamadou Gueye, and Marcus Bingham Jr. in camp competing to make the final roster. Each brings a unique skill set, and there should be plenty of friendly competition for the Mavericks' final spots.