Kyle Collinsworth Signs Three-Year Contract With Dallas Mavericks
Former BYU star and NCAA triple-double king will be in the NBA for the remainder of 2017-18 season.
Collinsworth has played in 11 games this season with the Mavs
Former BYU basketball star Kyle Collinsworth has been grinding in professional basketball since he graduated from BYU, and now all that grinding is paying off for him.
Collinsworth is signing a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks and the remainder of this season is guaranteed. Shams Charania from The Vertical with the report.
Collinsworth, who’s already played 11 games for the Mavericks this season, is only the third former BYU player to play under Dave Rose to log minutes in an NBA game. The other of course being Jimmer Fredette and center Brandon Davies. All three of these players were on BYU’s 2010-11 Sweet 16 team.
The former BYU star and NCAA triple-double leader has earned praise from individuals around the Mavs organization since he signed with their G-League squad, the Texas Legends two years ago. Mavs.com’s Bobby Karalla said in an interview with ESPN 960’s Ben Criddle that Collinsworth even had Mavs owner Mark Cuban talking about him.
The Mavericks are currently tied for the worst record in the NBA this season at 17-37. Collinsworth has an opportunity to show that he can be a contributor to a franchise that is looking to rebuild through younger players like K.C.