Tyler Dorsey takes two-way deal on million-dollar deals in Europe


By Aris Barkas/ barkas@Eurohoops.net

Tyler Dorsey signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks per Shams Charania, a decision made in early July by the Greek-American goalkeeper.

While there are indications that one of Dorsey’s motives for accepting the deal is to get the NBA pension due to his number of NBA games played, it should be noted that Dorsey also wanted to prove himself. at NBA level after three seasons in Europe. with Maccabi Tel Aviv and Olympiacos.

That’s why he also didn’t accept offers from Olympiacos and Fenerbahçe next season, which in both cases would bring him more than a million euros, a sum of money not comparable to the salary of a two-way agreement.

Dorsey, 26, last played in the NBA in the 2018-19 season. Appearing in 104 games, all in the regular season, he averaged 6.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game between the Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies. After concluding his NCAA career with the Ducks, he was selected by the Hawks with the 41st pick in the 2017 NBA draft.

Dorsey finished the 2021-22 season with Olympiacos and won both the Greek League title and the Greek Cup. He posted averages of 12.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocks in 38 EuroLeague competitions and had 10.8 points, 2.3 rebounds , 1.8 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocks per game in the Greek Basketball League.

It remains to be seen if this two-way contract can soon turn into a regular guaranteed NBA deal.

Mary I. Bruner