Jalen Jones
Jalen Jones has been claimed off waivers by Dallas after being released by the Pelicans. (Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images)

The Dallas Mavericks have waived two-way guard Kyle Collinsworth, creating space to sign free agent forward Jalen Jones, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported on Wednesday.

Collinsworth was signed to a two-way contract just three weeks ago. He appeared in four games with the team, seeing 23 total minutes of action. He will likely return to the team on a 10-day contract, according to Mavericks reporter Eddie Sefko.

Collinsworth, 26, has spent much of the past two years playing in the NBA’s G League with the Texas Legends, minor league affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. His impressive play earned him his short pro stint, but the team seemingly prefers to have Jalen Jones on its active roster instead.

Jones, who’s two years younger than Collinsworth, played in just four games with the New Orleans Pelicans before being waived this month. He’ll sign on a two-way contract with the Mavericks, according to Yahoo.

Jones went unselected in the 2016 NBA Draft after playing two years at both SMU and Texas A&M. He’s spent time in the G League with the Maine Red Claws and Greensboro Swarm. He was named a D-League All-Star and was selected to the All-NBA D-League Third Team this past season.


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