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Dallas Mavericks: Tyrell Terry (personal) away from team

Dallas Mavericks, Tyrell Terry
Dallas Mavericks, Tyrell Terry / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks drafted Tyrell Terry in the second round of the 2020 NBA Draft. The now 21-year-old struggled to get consistent minutes as a rookie. He was hampered by summer league getting canceled and a shortened G League season too, leaving the Mavs will sparse opportunities to play him.

Terry was away from the team dealing with a personal issue and missed significant time during his rookie season. He talked about how thankful he was for MFFL’s supporting him during media day, and the 6’2 guard is looking to prove he is ready for a nightly rotation role this season.

New Mavs head coach Jason Kidd let fans know that Terry returned home on Oct. 2 to deal with a personal matter. Kidd said there is no timetable for his return. What could it mean going forward?

Tyrell Terry (personal) away from the Dallas Mavericks

The Mavs have an open practice and scrimmage on Sunday afternoon, and it appears Terry will miss that. The team begins their preseason slate on Oct. 6 as they host the Utah Jazz. Fans should consider the 21-year-old guard questionable at best for that contest.

Dallas kicks off the regular season in Atlanta against the Hawks on Oct. 21, which means Tyrell Terry has just under three weeks to return to the team and get back in shape. Thoughts and prayers go out to him. Hopefully, everything turns out okay and Terry can return to the team in short order.

The Dallas Mavericks have 16 players under fully or partially guaranteed contracts at the onset of training camp, and they will have to cut someone before the start of the regular season. Terry is competing for the final roster spot with Trey Burke, Frank Ntilikina, and Moses Brown. The Mavs are exploring trades, and it will be interesting to see how they solve the roster crunch before opening night. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.

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