‘I killed it’: How Tyler Dorsey’s coincidental trip to Dallas sparked hope for Mavs roster

This would finally be the season he returned to the NBA and proved the instability of his first chance and his growth overseas had molded a legitimate, consistent force.

Dorsey just didn’t realize that opportunity would come via a jetlagged solo workout during a coincidental visit to Dallas.

“He’s been waiting for this moment,” Dorsey’s dad, Jerrid, said. “Rest assured, we talk daily about it.

We don’t believe there’s a better situation of this time at his career to go to. It’s almost like this Dallas fit and timing was probably about as good as it’s going to get.”

After a season playing for Greek club Olympiacos, Dorsey and his girlfriend planned to spend a month back in the U.S., first visiting her family in the Dallas area and looking at potential real estate investments.

Emens texted Mavericks general manager Nico Harrison July 1 — the first full day of NBA free agency — to alert him that Dorsey would be available for a workout that weekend, if the team had two-way contract interest.

more stories


like this?