After a month of speculation, Tyler Dorsey officially joined the Dallas Mavericks on a two-way deal, as Shams Charania reports. Dorsey rejected offers from Olympiacos and Fenerbahce to return to the NBA hoping to curve a role in Dallas.
The 41st overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft has career averages of 6.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists over 104 appearances with the Atlanta Hawks (2017-19) and Memphis Grizzlies (2019).
After starring for Olympiacos in the EuroLeague, guard Tyler Dorsey has signed a two-way NBA deal with the Dallas Mavericks, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Dorsey played two seasons (2017-19) for Atlanta and Memphis.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 24, 2022
Dorsey had a breakout year with Greek giants Olympiacos the past season in the EuroLeague and the Greek Basket League. The 26-year-old shooting guard averaged 12.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 10.3 PIR over 38 EuroLeague games.
His team reached the EuroLeague Final Four in Belgrade for the first time in five years but, the Reds lost both games to Anadolu Efes and FC Barcelona. As a two-way player, Dorsey will be eligible to be active for up to 50 of his team’s 82 regular season games.
The guard will receive fixed salaries of $508,891, which is the half of the rookie minimum. The Mavericks will have the option to sign him to a standard deal anytime during the season.
Prior to Olympiacos, Dorsey had a two-year stint with Maccabi Tel Aviv. He spent two seasons in Oregon before declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft.