The Dallas Mavericks entered training camp with 16 guaranteed contracts on their books after signing Frank Ntilikina. They wanted to create some competition in the build-up to the regular season and liked Ntilikina’s fit on the roster.
The Mavs had an outstanding preseason where they won all four games impressively, including the finale over the defending champion Bucks without Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, and Tim Hardaway Jr. The team is playing with a ton of confidence and energy under new head coach Jason Kidd. It was a competitive camp that has Dallas locked in and ready for the regular-season opener on Oct. 21 in Atlanta versus the Hawks.
The Mavericks made cuts to get their roster down following their preseason on game on Oct. 15. Tyrell Terry became the casualty with the guaranteed contract. He missed all four preseason games as he dealt with a personal issue. Here is a closer look at the team’s roster heading into the regular season.
Dallas Mavericks waive Tyrell Terry to set regular-season roster
Terry was the Mavs’ 2020 second-round pick, but things never worked out. He missed a significant spell last season dealing with a personal issue and just never could find minutes on the court. The talented 21-year-old could catch on with another team looking for a talented guard with significant upside.
The Dallas Mavericks regular-season roster breaks down like this.
PG: Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson, Trey Burke
SG: Tim Hardaway Jr., Sterling Brown, Frank Ntilikina
SF: Dorian Finney-Smith, Reggie Bullock, Josh Green
PF: Kristaps Porzingis, Maxi Kleber
C: Dwight Powell, Willie Cauley-Stein, Boban Marjanovic, Moses Brown
Two-way contracts: Eugene Omoruyi, JaQuori McLaughlin
Carlik Jones and Feron Hunt were also waived off the Mavericks 20-man training camp roster to set things up for the regular season. Both players are expected to play for the Texas Legends in the G League this year.
Cutting Tyrell Terry was a hit for the Dallas Mavericks over the next two seasons. He had a $1.8 million guaranteed contract for the 2022-2023 campaign that the team will have to eat.
The Mavs are amped up and ready for the regular season, and fans should buckle up because it is going to be a fun and wild ride.