Rumors: Dallas Mavericks consider releasing Tyler Dorsey

Dallas Mavericks, Tyler Dorsey
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The Dallas Mavericks surprisingly signed Tyler Dorsey to a two-way contract this offseason. The 26-year-old former second-round pick had two years of NBA experience before heading overseas for the last three years where he won three championships and was Greek Cup MVP.

Dorsey turned down more guaranteed money overseas for another opportunity to play in the NBA. The 6’4 guard is from California, and he is eager to prove he belongs in the NBA, but things appear not to be working out in Dallas. reported that Dorsey is in danger of being released from his two-way contract. Fans have seen him struggle, including missing all seven of his shots in the team’s two preseason games, but why would they release him now?

Rumors: Dallas Mavericks weighing releasing Tyler Dorsey

Dorsey should be in his prime at 26 years old, so he has zero time to waste if he is going to crack the Mavericks rotation. He played well in EuroBasket, but those skills have not translated over during training camp. The team had a full squad scrimmage on Wednesday, and they planned to make their roster cuts following that practice.

The Mavericks are going with two developmental players for their two-way contracts. They gave Dorsey a chance, but things did not work out. Do not be surprised to see the veteran released, and him to latch on to another opportunity before the season starts. Dorsey could choose to play in the G League or go back overseas to make more money.

How will the Dallas Mavericks fill their two-way contracts if Tyler Dorsey is released? McKinley Wright IV appears to be in the lead for one of those spots, but the other one is up for grabs. The Mavs could wait to see who gets released by other teams, but expect them to find someone before the regular season begins on Oct. 19, and stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.

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