Terry Larrier’s hopes of landing a roster spot with the Dallas Mavericks have been dashed because of injury.
Larrier, a training-camp invitee, recently suffered a torn ACL during a workout in Houston and will miss the 2018-19 season, according to Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News.
Sefko reports Dallas will waive Larrier, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Connecticut, and bring Jalen Jones back. Jones was released by the Mavericks last month.
Since he signed a make-good pact with the Mavericks that was guaranteed only for training camp, Larrier will not be paid his full 2018-19 salary. However, Sefko reports the team will pay his training-camp salary and he will have the surgery to repair his torn ACL in Dallas and rehabilitate with the Mavericks and their G League squad, the Texas Legends.
Enter Jones, who played a dozen games for the Mavericks while on a two-way contract last season.
The 6-7, 223-pound Jones averaged 5.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.5 minutes in those games, shooting 39.1 percent from the field, 38.5 percent from the 3-point line and 58.8 percent from the free-throw line.
The 25-year-old Texas A&M product also played four games with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 1.3 points in 4.8 minutes.
After the Pelicans waived Jones in January, the Mavericks claimed him, making Jones the first player in NBA history on a two-way deal to be claimed off waivers.