Former Dallas Mavericks point guard signs overseas after promising season

Dallas Mavericks v Utah Jazz
Dallas Mavericks v Utah Jazz / Alex Goodlett/GettyImages

The Dallas Mavericks have gone guard heavy this summer, maybe without even trying.

They already have their two star guards in Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, their young guards in Jaden Hardy, Josh Green, and Mike Miles Jr. (signed to a two-way contract), and they also signed Dante Exum and Seth Curry while still having Tim Hardaway Jr (although it looks like he may be traded).

It doesn't look like the Mavs need another guard, and one player who could have been in the running for the final two-way spot is signing overseas.

Former Dallas Mavericks point guard signs overseas after promising season

After two seasons of playing in the NBA and signing with the Mavs last October on a two-way contract, McKinley Wright IV signed a contract with Buducnost Voli in Podgorica, Montenegro. Wright IV played in 27 games for the Mavericks last season and even started in a game. He averaged 4.2 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game in 12.4 minutes per game.

Buducnost Voli has had its fair share of NBA players come through as Nikola Vucevic, Norris Cole, Earl Clark, and several other players have played for the club. Wright IV will have a new chance to shine, as he could have star potential for Buducnost Voli.

Although his stats weren't necessarily great, he showed some promise last season for the Mavs. He was used as a backup facilitator, and he held his own when he was in the game. Wright IV got more playing time than most people expected, as he played more than 20 minutes seven times.

Wright IV was never a player that fans expected to be a franchise cornerstone in Dallas, but he did show some flashes during last season that he should be on an NBA roster, at least on a two-way contract. He was a solid passer and facilitator, he was just undersized.

The Mavericks will now have to find someone else to fill in their final two-way contract as McKinley Wright IV is heading overseas and signing with Buducnost Voli in Podgorica, Montenegro. We'll have you covered with all other free agency news and rumors surrounding the Mavs, so stay tuned.