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Kyle Collinsworth signs a free agent deal with the Dallas Mavericks

Kyle Collinsworth starts his pro basketball career with the Dallas Mavericks summer league.

Former BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth did not get selected in the NBA Draft and it was just a matter of time before he would be picked up for a summer league roster. His pickup took longer than expected but he will be joining the Dallas Mavericks summer league team.

The triple-double king — with 12 which is an NCAA record —  has some work to do if he is going to make it to even the Mavericks training camp roster, let alone make the active roster. Shooting is where Collinsworth needs to improve if he wants to play in the NBA.

“I’m aware of what I need to work on,” Collinsworth told the Provo Daily-Herald. “I know I need to work on my shooting. The feedback for me was to keep improving my shot and just keep getting in good shape for the summer and training camp.”

From beyond the arc, Collinsworth decreased each year after he returned from his mission where he shot 36 percent as a sophomore, 28 as a junior and then a career low 24 percent as a senior. His field goal percentage had the same dip after starting at a respectable 49 percent but then it dropped to 47 and then 46 percent.

Work on that and he should be able to find a spot in the NBA and be in the league for years. Add in his other attributes which include being a very good rebounding guard and able to distribute the ball. Plus, his defense is a plus with his athleticism and it showed with two takeaways per game in his senior year.

Dallas will participate in the upcoming Las Vegas summer league (all times Mountain)

Saturday July 9th: 8:00 pm — Dallas vs Miami

Monday July 11th: 4:30 pm — Dallas vs Toronto

Tuesday July 12th: 4:00 pm — Dallas vs Boston


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