Report: Mavericks sign athletic wing to contract

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After a flurry of moves over the weekend, the Dallas Mavericks have now added forward Taze Moore, who recently suited up for Dallas during the NBA Summer League.

Moore played five seasons of college basketball. He suited up for Cal State Bakersfield for his first four, before transferring to the Houston Cougars for his fifth year of eligibility.

During his final season in Houston, Moore averaged 10.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. Throughout his collegiate career, Moore displayed a fantastic motor and provided relentless defense whenever he hit the hardwood.

Report: Mavericks sign athletic wing to contract

After going undrafted in the 2022 NBA Draft, Moore caught on with the Mavericks G League affiliate, the Texas Legends. And in his only season in the G-League, Moore excelled.

The former Cougar averaged 13.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. And aside from the counting stats, Moore played with great efficiency. He shot 49.3 percent from the floor and 36.8 percent from distance.

Following his impressive rookie campaign in the G League, he suited up for Dallas during the Summer League. And despite Moore's lack of draft status, he once again pushed his way into the rotation.

Moore only played in about seventeen minutes per game, but made the most of time. He averaged 7.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game. Additionally, the athletic wing shot 60 percent from the field.

Now with Moore in the fold, he'll likely battle it out with Greg Brown III and Dexter Dennis for the remaining two-way contract spots as AJ Lawson is the only Mav on a two-way contract since Mike Miles Jr. was waived.

It's certainly looking like the Mavs are prioritizing wing depth after cutting ties with both undrafted free agent guards, Miles Jr. and Jordan "Jelly" Walker.

We’ll continue to have you covered with all the latest news and rumors on the Dallas Mavericks this season, so stay tuned.