The Mavericks moved a step closer to finalizing their roster for 2022-23 by signing Tyler Dorsey to a two-way contract.
Speculation that the Mavericks would sign the former Oregon standout had swirled for months. He played last season with Olympiacos in the Greek League.
The 6-5 shooting guard was drafted in 2017 by Atlanta in the second round (41st overall). He has played 104 NBA games for the Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies, averaging 6.7 points and shooting 35 percent from 3-point range.
The Mavericks now have 14 guaranteed contracts on the roster, plus Dorsey’s deal which brings the total to 15.
They still have room for one more two-way deal and one full contract.
Below is the official release announcing Dorsey’s signing.
MAVERICKS SIGN TYLER DORSEY TO TWO-WAY CONTRACT
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed guard Tyler Dorsey to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Dorsey (6-5, 183) joins Dallas after spending last season with the Greek club Olympiacos Piraeus. In 32 Greek League games for Olympiacos in 2021-22, he averaged 10.7 points (.477 FG%, .404 3FG%, .833 FT%), 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game while helping the club to the Greek League title and garnering Greek Cup MVP honors. In EuroLeague action, Dorsey averaged 12.8 points (.517 FG%, .374 3FG%, .781 FT%), 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 38 games for an Olympiacos team that reached the EuroLeague Final Four.
The Pasadena, California, native was selected by Atlanta in the second round (41st overall pick) of the 2017 NBA Draft. After spending his rookie season with the Hawks, Dorsey was traded to Memphis in exchange for Shelvin Mack on Feb. 7, 2019. In 104 career NBA games (16 starts) with the Hawks and Grizzlies, he has averaged 6.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.1 minutes.
Following his stints with Atlanta and Memphis, Dorsey joined Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2019-20 and won two Israeli League championships with the club (2020, 2021).
Dorsey spent two seasons at the University of Oregon, where he was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team in 2016 and helped the school reach the NCAA Final Four in 2017. He totaled 1,055 points in his two seasons for the Ducks, joining Dillon Brooks as the only players in school history to reach 1,000 career points as a sophomore.
The former Gatorade California Player of the Year holds dual citizenship and has represented the Greek national team in international competition.