Sources: The Mavericks have released guard Kyle Collinsworth, who signed multiyear deal with team last season and will play in summer league for Dallas this month.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 6, 2018
Collinsworth began last season as part of the Maverick pre-season roster following a solid performance on the summer league roster. He was cut in October and picked up by the Maverick G-League affiliate, the Texas Legends. Following some injuries and roster shuffling with Dallas, the Mavericks brought Collinsworth up on a pair of ten day contracts before signing him to a multi-year deal.
However, the deal was non-guaranteed and the Mavericks had to make a decision on Collinsworth by today. Given his reasonably long affiliation with the Mavericks to date, it’s not that surprising that he’s going to finish out summer league on the Dallas roster.
On the season, he averaged 3.2 points on 38.4 percent shooting, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. While he looked good on the court in terms of offensive movement, he didn’t look for his shot often, which is reflected in his 3.1 field goal attempts per game. His true shooting percentage, .433, is also among the lowest on the team. There may yet be a spot in the NBA for Collinsworth, but it’s most likely not with the Dallas Mavericks.