Moses Wright leaves Dallas Mavericks to play in China

Dallas Mavericks, Moses Wright
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The Dallas Mavericks signed Moses Wright to a two-way contract during last season. The 6’9 forward was outstanding with the Agua Caliente Clippers in the G League, and it earned him a larger opportunity in Dallas. Wright appeared in just three games with the Mavericks, but he was a key piece of the Texas Legends down the stretch.

Wright was All G League first team last season, and he played for the Mavs in the Las Vegas Summer League where he had an up and down week. The 23-year-old had a 26-point double-double against the Bucks, but there were other games where he virtually went unnoticed.

Wright failed to land an NBA contract. Instead of signing another two-way deal, he is rumored to be signing with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls in the Chinese Basketball Association for next season. The 6’9 forward should put up monster numbers in the CBA, and it could be the quickest path to an NBA role.

Moses Wright leaves Dallas Mavericks to play in China

Wright is headed to the CBA because they are offering more money and a larger role. The 23-year-old wants his chance in the NBA, and he is going to keep improving his game until he gets it.

The Dallas Mavericks have two open roster spots now. Theo Pinson and Wright were the team’s two-way players last season. Pinson is no longer eligible for a two-way, so he joined the Mavs' 15-man roster. Tyler Dorsey inked a two-way deal with Dallas this summer, but the second spot remains open with Wright headed to China.

Who takes the Mavs second two-way spot? Summer League standout A.J. Lawson signed a two-way deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, so he will not be the answer. Who lands the contract?

The Dallas Mavericks are not done making moves, so fans should be on their toes for news to drop before training camp begins in September. They will have a full 20 player roster for camp, and that second two-way deal should quickly get filled with a young talent. Stay tuned to find out who.

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