After three seasons in the EuroLeague, former Oregon Duck guard Tyler Dorsey is ready to make his return to the NBA. According to The Athletic, Dorsey signed a two-way contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
Two-way contracts allow NBA teams to carry two extra players in addition to the 15 on their regular season roster. These players generally bounce back and forth between the NBA and G League, but remain under team control and can’t be poached by rival franchises.
Dorsey signed a one-year deal with the Mavs.
Affectionally known as Mr. March at Oregon, Dorsey played over a season in with the Atlanta Hawks before being traded to Memphis in the middle of his second year. He then decided to move on and play over in Isreal for two years and then in Greece with hopes of resurrecting his career. This season, he played for Olympiacos where he averaged nearly 13 points.
Dorsey was drafted by the Hawks in the second round of the 2017 draft (41st overall) where he averaged 7.2 points in the 56 games he played in. But Atlanta kept shuffling him between the NBA and the G League’s Erie BayHawks.
The Hawks traded Dorsey over to the Grizzlies where he was reunited with former Duck teammate Dillon Brooks. But Dorsey’s stay in Memphis was a short one. It was just 21 games, but he did hit 50 percent of his shorts, including 37 percent from three-point range.
Now with some much-needed experience on and off the court overseas, Dorsey is hoping his basketball career in America can get back and stay on track.