Mavericks sign Moses Wright to two-way contract: What does he bring?

Dallas Mavericks, Moses Wright
Dallas Mavericks, Moses Wright / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks signed Moses Wright to their open two-way contract on Feb. 24, according to Shams Charania. They started the year with Eugene Omoruyi and JaQuori McLaughlin in their two-way spots, but both players were released midseason. Theo Pinson provided so much energy to the bench that Dallas kept him on a two-way contract after his ten-day deals expired, but the other spot remained open until Thursday afternoon.

Wright is a 23-year-old rookie with just one minute of NBA experience under his belt, but the 6’9 forward has played well in the G League for the Agua Caliente Clippers. Despite going undrafted in 2021, Wright is an intriguing prospect with plenty of room to improve.

What can Mavs and Texas Legend fans expect from Moses Wright? Here is a closer look at his game before trying to determine how many minutes he will play in Dallas down the stretch.

Who does Moses Wright bring to the Dallas Mavericks?

Wright is averaging 17.5 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks in 30.9 minutes over 27 G League games played this season. The 23-year-old excels as a lob target on the offensive end of the floor and has the size and athleticism to defend multiple positions. Wright’s versatility is one of the many reasons that the Mavs signed him to a two-way deal this late in the season.

Moses Wright will be a fixture in the starting lineup for the Texas Legends, but his minutes with the Mavs will be limited. The 23-year-old needs to add consistency, strength, basketball IQ, and mass to be able to play a consistent role in the NBA. Wright has the potential to be an NBA role player, but it will take hard work to become one.

The Dallas Mavericks signed an intriguing prospect in Moses Wright. They need to develop the raw talent. Stay tuned to see how he performs for the rest of the season, and if it is enough to keep him in Dallas moving forward.

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