Gian Clavell’s two-way contract picked up by the Dallas Mavericks

Justin Michael

Former Colorado State guard and 2017 Mountain West Player of the Year Gian Clavell is officially a member of the Dallas Mavericks organization. The team announced that they exercised the option to convert his initial deal to a two-way contract on Tuesday. The former CSU standout agreed to the deal after being one of the team’s breakout players during the NBA preseason.

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In five games with the Mavs, the Puerto Rico native averaged eight points, three rebounds, one steal and one assist per-game. Clavell shot particularly well from beyond the arch, finishing the preseason with a 3-point shooting percentage of 39 percent. 

Prior to playing with Dallas in the preseason, Clavell played for the Miami Heat in a pair of NBA summer leagues. In ten total games with the Heat, Clavell averaged nine points, three rebounds and shot 37 percent from the field in 23 minutes per-contest.

While at Colorado State, Clavell was one of the league’s most prolific scorers. In 70 career games with Rams, Clavell averaged 15 points per-game. In his final two seasons at CSU, Clavell played an average of 37 minutes per-game and improved in nearly every major statistical category. 

The 2017-18 season will be the first time that the NBA will use two-way contracts. According to league rules, teams will be permitted no more than two players under two-way contracts.  These players will spend the majority of the season in the NBA G League and cannot spend more than 45 days with their NBA team. Only players with less than four years of NBA experience are eligible for a two-way contract.

The Dallas Mavericks are currently affiliated with the Texas Legends, an NBA G League team based out of Frisco, Texas. Former CSU forward J.J. Avila is currently on the Legends roster. Avila averaged 17 points and seven rebounds per-game while at CSU from 2013-2015. 

Collegian sports director Justin Michael can be reached by email at jmichael@collegian.com or Twitter @JustinTMichael.