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Ranking newly acquired Dallas Mavericks by immediate impact

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Dallas Mavericks, Tyler Dorsey
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Ranking newly acquired Dallas Mavericks by immediate impact: 4. Tyler Dorsey

Dorsey was signed on a two-way contract this summer as he looks to work his way back into the NBA. The 26-year-old wing was drafted in the second round in 2017 and spent two years fighting for rotation minutes before heading overseas for the last three seasons. Dorsey’s team won the league championship all three years, including two in Israel and one in Greece.

Because Dorsey is on a two-way contract, he is limited to playing a maximum of 50 of the 82 regular season games with the Mavericks, and he is ineligible to play in the postseason. He will play the rest of the seasons with the Texas Legends in the G League under the NBA's recently revised rules on two-way contracts.

The Mavs could convert Dorsey to their standard 15-man roster at any point, so the 6’5 wing should be looking forward to proving he deserves a larger role during training camp. Dallas has been searching for another 3-and-D wing. Dorsey shot 39.3 percent in the last three years combined, and he has the athleticism to play average to above defense.

Tyler Dorsey has improved significantly since his days in Memphis and Atlanta. Fans can get a first glimpse at the 6’5 wing during EuroBasket as he plays for Greece, and they should be watching closely during training camp to see if he can work his way into a larger role in Dallas this season.

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