Dallas Mavericks shockingly waive promising rookie guard

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On Wednesday night, the Dallas Mavericks were defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 113-110.

Luka Doncic dominated in this game as he finished with 39 points, but that wasn't enough to take down the Cavs. Dallas held a comfortable lead for most of the first half and the third quarter, but Dallas was outscored 31-20 in the fourth quarter and ultimately lost the game.

There was also a report from the first quarter of the game that the Mavs would be signing Brandon Williams to a two-way deal.

Dallas Mavericks shockingly waive promising rookie guard

This move was a bit confusing at first, as Dallas didn't have an open two-way roster spot at the time, but some social media speculation by fans revealed that Dexter Dennis could be the one getting cut, and a report by Mavs PR this morning confirmed that.

Dallas cut Dennis to make room for Williams, and his time playing for the Mavs has come to a close for now. In four games for Dallas this season, Dennis averaged 5.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 0.3 blocks per game.

He had his best game against the Houston Rockets when he scored 18 points off the bench. Dennis was intriguing as a defender and slasher, and him being cut is not a move that I expected.

The Mavs already have plenty of guards, so the Williams signing was a bit surprising considering what Dennis brings on the defensive end of the floor and the promise that he showed in the G League for the Texas Legends, as well as in limited time for the Mavs.

With the signing of Brandon Williams being made official, the Dallas Mavericks have waived Dexter Dennis.

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