NBA rumors: Mavericks nearing an agreement with Tyler Dorsey for a two-way deal

Tyler Dorsey is expected to return to the NBA and the Dallas Mavericks are nearing an agreement for a two-way deal with the EuroLeague star, per Marc Stein of The Stein Line. Dorsey rejected offers from Olympiacos and Fenerbahce and he will return to the NBA.

Dorsey, 26, is a 6-foot-5 guard and has most recently been playing for Greek club Olympiacos. Dorsey went through a private workout for the Dallas Mavericks last week, and he was expected to receive offers from the NBA.

Dorsey, 26, last played in the NBA during the 2018-19 season. Appearing in 104 games, all in the regular season, he averaged 6.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists playing for the Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies.

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Two-way players are destined to spend most of their time in the G League, though they can appear in up to 50 NBA games before signing a standard deal. That means Dorsey will have to fight for his spot in the Mavs’ roster.

Dorsey became an elite shot-creator during his three seasons in the EuroLeague with Maccabi Tel Aviv and Olympiacos. He also flourished as a secondary playmaker with Olympiacos last season.

He posted averages of 12.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists through 38 EuroLeague games last season playing for Greek powerhouse Olympiacos. Mavericks reached the Western Conference Finals last season.

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