Collinsworth Earns Two-Way Contract with Mavericks
Today, the Mavericks announced that they have signed Kyle Collinsworth to a two-way contract. Collinsworth, who has played the past two seasons with the Texas Legends, has played very well for the Mavs’ G-League affiliate this season.
In 18 games this season with the Legends, Collinsworth averages 11.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. Over the last five games, Collinsworth has notched four double-doubles while averaging 19.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 6.4 assists including a season-high 24 points in a 119-107 win against the Northern Arizona Suns on Saturday.
With the addition of Collinsworth, the Mavericks waived guard Antonius Cleveland and center Jeff Withey. Cleveland will require left ankle surgery, putting him on the shelf for the foreseeable future and Withey just couldn’t find his way into the Mavs front court rotation.
A BYU product, Collinsworth was known for his versatility in college, as he stuffed the stat sheet on a regular basis. While at BYU, the 6-foot-6 Collinsworth set the NCAA triple-double record with 12 over his four years as a Cougar while also being named to the All-WCC First Team three years in a row.
As for his fit with the Mavericks when called up, Kyle will only make a positive impact on the team. He embodies what a team-first guy is and his game proves that. Collinsworth has great vision and finishes at the rim very well. He picks and chooses his shots and knows his strengths. Lastly, for a guard at his size, he attacks the boards as if he was 6-foot-10 and having a guard who can rebound at his rate is a huge plus.
Collinsworth now joins his Legends teammate Johnathan Motley as a Mavericks two-way player. Motley, who averaged 22.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game in 12 games with the Legends this season, has spent the last six games with the Mavericks.
To get to know more about Kyle Collinsworth, check out this article by DSF’s Dylan Duel from early this season.
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