Case for Eugene Omoruyi making the Dallas Mavericks regular season roster
Omoruyi is not going to be released by the Mavs. He is on a two-way contract, meaning the 24-year-old will play most of his games for the Texas Legends unless his contract is converted to a standard deal.
The case for promoting Omoruyi revolves around his work ethic and tenacity on the court. The 6’7 wing takes nothing for granted and competes hard on both ends of the floor. Omoruyi has averaged 9.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.0 steal in 14.8 minutes per game this preseason with contagious energy and effort.
He played well during summer league and has transferred that over to training camp. Omoruyi only had limited run with the starters, and Dallas faced three teams that were all missing regular rotation players this preseason. Can the 24-year-old make a significant impact in a regular season NBA game right now?
Omoruyi was an undrafted rookie for a reason. His age and questionable outside shooting had team’s shying away on draft night, but it looks like the Mavericks got a steal. Eugene Omoruyi will play most of his minutes with the Texas Legends this season, and fans will be watching his development closely.