Mavericks sign McKinley Wright IV, Tyler Hall, D.J. Stewart Jr., Mouhamadou Gueye and Marcus Bingham Jr.

The Dallas Mavericks have signed guards McKinley Wright IV, Tyler Hall and D.J. Stewart Jr. along with forwards Mouhamadou Gueye and Marcus Bingham Jr.

The signings are likely for training camp purposes.

Wright IV (5-11, 192) signed a two-way deal with Minnesota after going undrafted in 2021 and appeared in five games for the Timberwolves as a rookie last season. The Minneapolis native also saw action in 18 games (all starts) for the franchise’s G League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves, averaging 19.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.6 steals in 36.9 minutes. Wright IV was a four-year player at the University of Colorado and finished as the school’s all-time leader in assists (683) and double-figure scoring games (109) while garnering All-Pac-12 First Team honors in each of his final three seasons for the Buffaloes.

Hall (6-5, 210) went undrafted in 2019 and spent the past three seasons with the G League’s Westchester Knicks. In 25 games (all starts) for Westchester in 2021-22, he averaged 15.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 35.1 minutes while shooting 41.7% (95-228 3FG) from beyond the arc. Hall signed a 10-day contract with New York on Dec. 18, 2021, and made his NBA debut in a Christmas Day game against Atlanta. The Rock Island, Illinois, native was a two-time First Team All-Big Sky selection (2017, 2019) at Montana State and ranks tied for 10th in Division I basketball history in 3-point field goals made with 431 (431-1,077 3FG, .400).

Stewart Jr. (6-6, 205) went undrafted in 2021 and played in 12 games (all starts) for the G League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce last season, averaging 14.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 35.8 minutes. The Grace, Mississippi, native signed a two-way contract with San Antonio on March 4 but did not appear in a game for the Spurs. Stewart Jr. played two collegiate seasons at Mississippi State University, where he was named Second Team All-SEC by the coaches as a sophomore in 2020-21.

Gueye (6-10, 200) went undrafted in 2022 after spending last season as a graduate transfer at the University of Pittsburgh, where he averaged 9.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 2.1 blocks and 29.2 minutes in 32 games (28 starts) for the Panthers. The former America East Defensive Player of the Year at Stony Brook was one of two major conference players to lead their team in 3-pointers made (43) and blocks (67) last season.

Bingham Jr. (7-0, 230), who also went undrafted in this past summer’s draft, competed for the Mavericks’ 2022 summer league team and averaged 5.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks and 15.8 minutes in five games (2 starts) in Las Vegas. The Grand Rapids, Michigan, native was a four-year player at Michigan State University and as a senior, averaged career highs for points (9.3), rebounds (6.3), blocks (2.2) and minutes (18.7) in 35 games (32 starts) for the Spartans.

The Mavericks training camp roster now stands at 20 players.

Mavericks sign Maxi Kleber to contract extension

The Dallas Mavericks have signed forward Maxi Kleber to a contract extension.

Per the Dallas Morning News, “Kleber’s deal is worth $33 million over three years, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said. Kleber was entering the final season of the four-year, $35 million deal he signed in 2019.”

Kleber (6-11, 220) originally signed with Dallas on July 13, 2017, and then re-signed as a free agent on July 10, 2019. In five seasons as a Maverick, he has averaged 7.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.9 blocks and 22.7 minutes in 326 games (136 starts).

The Wurzburg, Germany native most recently helped lead the Mavericks to the Western Conference Finals, playing in all 18 games and averaging 8.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 25.4 minutes per contest. His eight 3-pointers in Game 2 vs. Utah are tied for the second-most by a Maverick in a postseason game (Jason Terry, 9 3FGs, 5/8/11).

More from the Dallas Morning News: “The 30-year-old battled nagging injuries and a months-long shooting slump after the All-Star break, but he also played significant minutes as a smallball center after the mid-February trade of Kristaps Porzingis.”

Prior to the NBA, Kleber spent eight seasons playing professionally in Germany and Spain. In 2016-17, he played in 37 Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) games for Bayern Munich and averaged 8.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 blocks enroute to being named a BBL All-Star, All-BBL Second Team and BBL Most Effective Player.

2022 Dallas Mavericks preseason game schedule

The Dallas Mavericks 2022 preseason schedule will tip off against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. CT.

Following their matchup with the Thunder, the Mavericks will host No. 1 overall pick Paolo Banchero and the Orlando Magic at American Airlines Center on Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. CT. Dallas will then conclude its exhibition season with a playoff rematch against the Jazz in Utah on Friday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. CT.

Bally Sports Southwest will carry Dallas’ final two preseason games, while the opener against the Thunder will be streamed live on mavs.com.

All three preseason games will be broadcast on 97.1 The Eagle (KEGL). The games can also be heard in Spanish on Univision 99.1 FM (KFZO).

The Mavericks will open the 2022-23 regular season with a playoff rematch against the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 9 p.m. CT on ESPN.

Mavericks sign Tyler Dorsey to a two-way contract

The Dallas Mavericks have signed guard Tyler Dorsey to a two-way contract.

Per the Dallas Morning News, “Dorsey joins Christian Wood, JaVale McGee and second-round draft pick Jaden Hardy as Mavericks’ 2022 offseason roster additions.”

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.

Mavericks sign JaVale McGee

The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent center JaVale McGee.

McGee (7-0, 270) holds career averages of 8.0 points (.576 FG%), 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 17.0 minutes per game in 821 games (336 starts) with Washington, Denver, Philadelphia, Dallas, Golden State, the L.A. Lakers, Cleveland and Phoenix.

The 15-year veteran spent the 2021-22 campaign with Phoenix and averaged 9.2 points (.629 FG%), 6.7 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 15.8 minutes in 74 games (17 starts) for a Suns team that won an NBA-best 64 games during the regular season.

McGee returns for his second stint with Dallas after he appeared in 34 games (2 starts) for the Mavericks in 2015-16 and averaged 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds in 10.9 minutes.

The three-time NBA champion (2017, 2018, 2020) won his most recent title as a member of the Lakers, whose squad featured Mavericks Head Coach Jason Kidd as its lead assistant and Mavericks Assistant Coach Jared Dudley as a player. McGee was also a member of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team that won gold in Tokyo last summer.

A native of Flint, Michigan, McGee was selected by Washington with the 18th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft after two seasons at the University of Nevada. As a sophomore, he was a Second Team All-WAC honoree and WAC All-Defensive Team selection.

JaVale is the son of former USC standout Pamela McGee, who won two national championships for the Trojans (1983, 1984) and a gold medal representing the 1984 U.S. Olympic Team. Pamela and JaVale became the first American mother-son duo to win Olympic gold medals.

McGee will wear No. 00 for the Mavericks, joining Eric Montross (1996-97) as the only players to don No. 00 for the franchise.

Mavericks sign rookie Jaden Hardy

The Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, July 7 signed second-round pick Jaden Hardy.

Dallas acquired the draft rights to Hardy, the 37th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, from Sacramento in exchange for 2024 and 2028 second-round picks.

Hardy (6-4, 198), who turned 20 years old on July 5, spent the 2021-22 season with the NBA G League Ignite and averaged a team-high 19.8 points to go along with 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in 24 games.

The former Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year and Las Vegas Review-Journal Boys Athlete of the Year will compete for the Mavericks’ Las Vegas summer league team that tips off against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, July 8 at 3 p.m. CT on ESPNU.

Hardy will wear No. 3 for the Mavericks.

Mavericks sign Theo Pinson

The Dallas Mavericks yesterday signed guard/forward Theo Pinson.

Pinson (6-5, 212) returns for his second season with Dallas after he joined the club midway through the 2021-22 campaign. In 19 games for the Mavericks last year, he averaged 2.5 points and 1.1 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game. Pinson scored a season-high 16 points (5-5 FG, 4-4 3FG, 2-2 FT) in the team’s regular-season finale against San Antonio on April 10.

The Greensboro, North Carolina, native originally signed a pair of 10-day contracts with Dallas under the COVID-related hardship allowance (12/20/21 and 12/31/21), before signing a two-way contract with the club (1/10/22).

In 87 career games with Brooklyn, New York and Dallas, Pinson has averaged 2.9 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 8.7 minutes.

Longtime Dallas Mavericks executive Keith Grant announces retirement

Longtime Dallas Mavericks executive Keith Grant announced his retirement today after 42 seasons. The Mavericks assistant general manager confirmed that the 2022 NBA Draft was his last duty as a full-time member of the Dallas front office.

“Keith Grant is an NBA legend with a heart of gold,” Mavericks Governor Mark Cuban said. “He did so much for the Mavs, and he made our organization and our community better. I can’t express enough appreciation for everything that KG has done for this franchise.”

The Oklahoma City native began his tenure with the Mavericks in the fall of 1980 prior to the start of the team’s inaugural season. In 1984, he moved to the scouting department and prior to the 1986-87 season was promoted to advance pro scout where he was integral to the Mavericks 55-27 record and the team’s first-ever Midwest Division title.

From 1990 to 1994, Grant served as the club’s director of scouting before being elevated to the position of director of player personnel in 1994 and eventually becoming vice president of basketball operations in July of 1996.

Grant was promoted to his current title of assistant general manager in 1998 and held the title through four Western Conference Finals appearances (2003, 2006, 2011, 2022), two NBA Finals runs (2006, 2011) and the Mavericks’ first-ever World Championship in 2011.

“When I reported to work in September of 1980, I could have never imagined the 42-year ride that awaited me,” Grant said. “I have so many people to thank for this incredible journey. Thank you to the various ownership groups, the coaches, the players, the NBA and all the individuals who worked alongside me behind the scenes. There are too many people to name, but they all played a role in the success of the Dallas Mavericks. Lastly, I would also like to especially thank my family for putting up with my job, the hours and the inconveniences, yet never complained and always supported me.

“There are no words to express all this organization has meant to me and my family. I have unbelievable memories that can never be taken away.”

Grant will remain as a consultant to the Mavericks and General Manager Nico Harrison.

“Keith is not only instrumental to the success of the organization, but he has also meant a lot to me in my first year with the Mavs,” Harrison said. “He has provided me with amazing support and guidance since day one. KG is an incredibly selfless person who always put the success of the Mavericks first.”

Rockets trade Christian Wood to Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks have acquired forward/center Christian Wood in a trade with the Houston Rockets, who receive the draft rights to the 26th overall selection Wendell Moore, guard Sterling Brown, guard Trey Burke, forward Marquese Chriss and center Boban Marjanović.

The Rockets then traded Moore’s rights to Minnesota in exchange for the rights to guard TyTy Washington Jr., who was selected 29th overall in the 2022 NBA Draft, and two future second round picks. Washington was originally drafted by Memphis before his rights were acquired by the Timberwolves.

Wood (6-10, 223) holds career averages of 14.2 points (.519 FG, .380 3FG), 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 23.6 minutes in 222 games (122 starts) with Philadelphia, Charlotte, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Detroit and Houston. He appeared in 68 games (67 starts) for the Rockets last season and averaged 17.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 blocks in 30.8 minutes.

Last season, Wood became the only second player to have posted his totals of points (1,218), rebounds (686), assists (155), blocks (65) and 3-point field goals made (131) through the first 68 games played of a season, joining Karl-Anthony Towns in 2018-19. He also became the fifth different player to have averaged at least 17.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game while shooting 50.0% or better from the floor and to have hit at least 50 3-pointers while shooting 39.0% or better from deep in a single season, joining Larry Bird, John Collins, Karl-Anthony Towns (3 times), and Chris Webber.

The Long Beach, California, native went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft following his sophomore season at UNLV. Wood earned first team All-Mountain West honors in his sophomore season after averaging 15.7 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 33 games. Prior to his tenure with the Runnin’ Rebels, Wood won 54 consecutive games while playing for Findlay College Prep and won the ESPN National High School Invitational championship in 2012.

Wood will wear No. 35 for the Mavericks.

Burke (6-0, 185) was in the midst of his second stint with Dallas after being signed to the roster in July 2020, just before the start of the NBA Bubble. Burke averaged 6.4 points (.415 FG, .890 FT), 1.5 assists and 13.7 minutes in 112 games (two starts) since re-joining the organization.

Marjanović (7-4, 290) was originally signed by Dallas in July 2019 and, in three seasons with the Mavericks, averaged 5.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 8.5 minutes in 97 games (eight starts). Last season, he contributed 4.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 5.8 minutes over 22 games.

Brown (6-5, 219) signed with the Mavericks in August 2021 and averaged 3.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 12.8 minutes in 49 appearances (three starts).

Chriss (6-9, 240) signed a contract with the Mavericks in January 2022 after his third 10-day contract under the COVID-related hardship allowance expired. In 34 appearances with Dallas, Chriss averaged 4.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 10.1 minutes.

Warriors eliminate Mavericks in five games to reach 2022 NBA Finals

ESPN.com: The Golden State Warriors are heading back to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2019 and for the sixth time in the last eight years. The Warriors punched their ticket with their 120-110 win over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 on the Western Conference Semifinals on Thursday night. Klay Thompson played his best game of the series, finishing with a game-high 32 points on 12-of-25 shooting, including eight 3-pointers.

ESPN.com: Stephen Curry celebrated the Golden State Warriors’ return to the NBA Finals by adding a new trophy to his collection as he was named the first Western Conference finals Most Valuable Player on Thursday. After the Warriors eliminated the Dallas Mavericks with their 120-110 win in Game 5, Curry was handed the brand-new Magic Johnson Western Conference finals MVP trophy and was immediately hugged and lifted in the air by his teammates. Nine members of the media voted on the series MVP at the end of the game.

San Jose Mercury News: “Steph Curry added to a dusty trophy case Thursday night as the Western Conference Finals’ MVP. What comes with that is the NBA’s inaugural Magic Johnson Trophy, named after the Los Angeles Lakers’ legend. “The new trophy is pretty cool,” Curry said, “especially with who it’s named after and the standard that Magic set in terms of being a champion and playing the point guard position — and other positions — and the excellence he had through his career.” What may be surprising is that Curry’s trophy case is not as filled as you might suspect for a Warriors legend who’s closing in on his fourth NBA championship. In his three NBA Finals triumphs, MVP honors did not go to Curry, but rather Andre Iguodala in 2015 and Kevin Durant in 2017 and ’18. Of course, that Larry O’Brien Trophy is Curry and the Warriors’ ultimate goal once the NBA Finals get underway for the first time in San Francisco, at the Chase Center next Thursday night.”