The Dallas Mavericks have been busy on July 7. They made Theo Pinson’s contract for next season official, signed rookie Jaden Hardy to a three-year deal with an important clause, and are looking to fill one of their two-way contracts.
Marc Stein reported that Tyler Dorsey is on the verge of joining the Mavs on a two-way deal. The 26-year-old was drafted in the second round in 2017, and he played two years in the NBA before going overseas to play in the EuroLeague.
Reports surfaced that Dorsey had a private workout for the Mavs on July 3, and the 6’5 wing clearly impressed. Here is a closer look at what he brings to Dallas.
Rumors: Dallas Mavericks to sign Tyler Dorsey to a two-way contract
Dorsey went overseas to play a larger role and the California native found it. He averaged 11.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 0.7 steals in 22.3 minutes per game last season playing for Olympiacos. His team reached the EuroLeague Final Four, and he played a key role.
Dorsey still has plenty to prove in the NBA, but the Mavericks are looking for help on the wing. He could quickly graduate to the team’s 15-man roster if he impresses during training camp or in his time with the Texas Legends.
Dorsey is not the biggest player, but he is not afraid to put his head down and attack the basket. He shot 38.7 percent from 3-point range last season and hit 39.3 percent over his three seasons in Europe combined. He offers the Mavs another floor spacer with a versatile skill set. Dorsey should be entering his prime and is motivated to earn an NBA role.
Tyler Dorsey will be a player to watch during training camp. The Dallas Mavericks still have their second two-way contract open. Moses Wright filled it last season, and he is back with the team’s summer league squad in Las Vegas, but the forward is hoping to earn an NBA contract. Stay tuned to see how Dallas fills their final roster spot and who gets their last two-way deal.