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Dallas Mavericks waive 4 players: Nearly set regular season roster

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The Dallas Mavericks waived four players from their training camp roster following Wednesday’s scrimmage. Marcus Bingham Jr., Mouhamadou Gueye, Tyler Hall, and D.J. Stewart Jr. were all let go as the team tries to finalize their regular season roster. All four players will have a chance to sign with the Texas Legends, but they could pursue other opportunities.

The Mavs currently have 16 players under contract, but they still have some maneuvering to do. They have 14 under guaranteed contracts, and rumors suggest that Facundo Campazzo will be signed to round out their regular season roster. Tyler Dorsey is on a two-way contract, and it appears Dallas plans to offer their second two-way deal to McKinley Wright IV.

Signing Campazzo and agreeing with Wright IV on a two-way deal would round out the Mavericks roster to start the regular season with a full 17 players, but the front office still has work to do to complete those final steps.

Dallas Mavericks waive 4 players: Nearly set regular-season roster

McKinley Wright IV earned a place on the Mavericks roster during training camp. He had eight points and ten dimes off the bench in the team’s preseason win over the Thunder, and the undersized guard produced significant numbers in the G League last season. The 23-year-old should help the Legends this year, and he is still developing.

Will the Mavericks keep Tyler Dorsey on his two-way deal? Rumors suggest the team is considering releasing him after he struggled this preseason. That would leave Dallas with an open spot to sign a young player that gets cut from another camp.

The four players that were waived failed to pop during training camp, but all four are young and talented prospects. They need some seasoning in the G League, and they are names to monitor as they continue their development whether it is with the Texas Legends or somewhere else.

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