Dallas Mavericks basketball is just days away from returning. Luka Doncic will be leading the team as they look to build on last season’s run to the conference finals. Can Dallas make it back? The Western Conference is loaded with contenders, and the Mavs just lost Jalen Brunson in free agency.
There are plenty of questions to answer heading into training camp. Will the Mavericks fill their final roster spot? Do they have enough playmaking on their roster? Will Dallas finish in the top four in the West?
Fans will get those answers soon enough as the 2022-2023 season begins with training camp. When does it start, and what do fans need to know? Here is a look at the specifics.
When does 2022 Mavericks Training Camp start?
Dallas begins practice on Sept. 27, but they will have media day on Monday, which is the unofficial start of camp.
Where is the Mavericks Training Camp located?
Some teams travel for training camp, but the Mavs will host theirs in Dallas at their newly renovated practice facility.
How long is the Mavericks training camp?
Training camp lasts three weeks. They begin practice on Sept. 27 and open the regular season against the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 19.
Is the Mavericks Training Camp open to the public?
Practices and media day are not open to the public, but the Mavericks will host their annual Fan Jam on Oct. 1. This is an open practice at the American Airlines Center that will feature a scrimmage, and it will be the first chance for fans to see Luka Doncic play this season.
Can you watch Mavericks training camp on TV or via live stream?
The Mavs will be streaming media day and their Fan Jam on the team’s official Twitch channel. Fans can also watch the Mavericks' three preseason games. The first on Oct. 5 will air on Mavs.com with the final two airing on Bally Sports Southwest.
What is the Mavericks training camp roster?
Do Dallas Mavericks players get paid for training camp?
Players on guaranteed contracts can choose their pay structure. Some take money upfront at the beginning of the league year, while others take it in installments as most people get paid.
For players on non-guaranteed deals, they receive about $2,000 per week during training camp, according to CBA Breakdown. Some are on Exhibit 10 deals, which give the player a bonus if they sign with the team’s G League affiliate.
What is an NBA training camp contract, and who are the Mavericks players on one?
A training camp contract is just what it sounds like. Teams are allowed to have 20 players in training camp, but they need to trim that down to 15 regular roster spots and two two-way contracts entering the regular season. Players on training camp deals get a minimal salary as they fight for a larger opportunity.
The Mavericks have 14 players under guaranteed contracts and just Tyler Dorsey on a two-way deal. They have two places open, and five players fighting for guaranteed deals. McKinley Wright IV, D.J. Stewart, Tyler Hall, Mouhamadou Gueye, and Marcus Bingham Jr. are all on training camp contracts and fighting for a roster spot over the next three weeks.
Fans should keep a close eye on the team throughout training camp. The Dallas Mavericks will have players available to media every day they have practice, and there will be plenty to learn over the next three weeks, so stay tuned.