The Dallas Mavericks did not have a selection in the 2021 NBA Draft, but general manager Nico Harrison sifted through the available names to fill their Las Vegas Summer League roster. They had two-way roster spots available and needed the talent to fill them. It became clear quickly that Eugene Omoruyi deserved one of those positions. The 6’7 wing was defending multiple positions and flying around the court in Vegas.
Every team is looking for energetic 3-and-D wings to put around their star talent. Omoruyi is an older rookie that played five seasons of college basketball, but he showed flashes during summer league and in the G League with the Texas Legends. The 24-year-old is an impressive talent that was still trying to prove himself in the NBA.
On Dec. 23, the Mavs announced that Omoruyi had surgery on his right big toe that will keep him sidelined for four to six months. Head coach Jason Kidd noted it would likely be a season-ending injury, which leaves the front office with a difficult decision to make.
Should the Dallas Mavericks keep Eugene Omoruyi after his season-ending injury?
Omoruyi fills one of the Mavs' two-way contracts, and every spot on their 17-man roster is valuable. Fans have witnessed that as a COVID outbreak has wreaked havoc on their roster. Dallas has not been afraid to churn through their two-way spots, and if they are going to let Omoruyi walk at the end of the season, the Mavericks should just make the move now.
Did Eugene Omoruyi show enough to stick around in Dallas? Here is the case for and against keeping the 6’7 forward before determining what the Mavs should do.