The Dallas Mavericks have some formidable guys that they’ve brought in this training camp on Exhibit 10 and two-way contracts. The Mavericks currently have two out of their three two-way slots filled by AJ Lawson and Mike Miles Jr., but there are a slew of guys pining for the last two-way spot as we get through the rest of the preseason and training camp.
The Mavericks technically can open up more spots if they waive any of their two-way players or waive Markieff Morris, whose deal is supposedly only partially guaranteed this upcoming season.
With that being said though, the most likely route is that Dallas heads into the current season by converting whichever Exhibit 10 guy that shows out the most during training camp and preseason into a two-way contract instead. Dallas has returning player rights for all of their Exhibit 10 guys, so luckily they may still get a chance to develop the guys who aren’t good enough to be on the standard roster on a two-way contract in Frisco with the Texas Legends this upcoming season.
4 non-guaranteed players that could make the Mavericks' final roster
That being said though, the front office still has work to do in regard to figuring out who will be on the final two-way spot or even the last remaining regular roster spot if it becomes available.
Here are four non-guaranteed players who will make a case for the final two-way roster spot in Dallas this season.
4. Joe Wieskamp
Joe Wieskamp was impressive in his six minutes and 45 seconds of playing time in the Dallas Mavericks' preseason debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Abu Dhabi.
He knocked down an open three-point look and played stout defense when he got in the game, but unfortunately, Wieskamp played the second-fewest minutes out of any Maverick in their preseason debut and barely saw any action in the Mavs' second preseason game. Coaches tend to fluctuate minutes between Exhibit 10 players and two-way players during preseason frequently, so hopefully Wieskamp gets more of a chance to prove himself as these games progress.
Wieskamp averaged 14.8 points per game with great efficiency in his junior season at Iowa. The 6-foot-6 wing posted a field goal percentage of 49.1 percent and shot a blazing 46.2 percent from outside as well. He spent his rookie season with the San Antonio Spurs and their G League affiliate before being waived prior to the genesis of the 2022-23 NBA season.
Wieskamp later signed with the G-League's Wisconsin Herd shortly after being waived by San Antonio and was able to prove himself enough to earn a deal with the Toronto Raptors. Despite a strong summer league showing where he was second in scoring on the Raptors' Summer League squad averaging 13.5 points per game, Wieskamp was waived by the Raptors on July 17 before being picked up by Dallas this summer.
Wieskamp has a promising frame and moved well in his preseason debut with Dallas, but he'll need to continue to show out throughout training camp and preseason if he wants to win the Mavericks' last two-way spot.