Case for Tyrell Terry making the Dallas Mavericks regular season roster
Making the case for Terry to remain on the roster may be the toughest of the group because of his limited on-court time since being drafted in 2020. There was no summer league, and the 20-year-old was immediately thrown into training camp before being away from the team dealing with a personal issue for a significant stretch last season.
Terry played a total of 56 NBA minutes as a rookie and all of those came in mop-up duty. He did see action in 13 games inside the G League bubble where he averaged 14.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.1 steals in 29.4 minutes per game. The shortened season limited his time on the court, though.
Terry was supposed to be the star of the Mavericks' summer league squad this year, but he only played in two games after suffering a groin injury. Now, the 21-year-old has missed every preseason game as he is away from the team dealing with a personal issue.
The case for keeping Tyrell Terry rests solely on him being the 31st overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, and he has a guaranteed $1.8 million salary in the 2022-2023 season. The 6’2 guard was a raw prospect in the draft and his lack of playing time has limited his development, but the Mavs still like his potential.