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Dallas pass on Creek, but Nets/76ers still a chance
The Mavericks informed Creek's management of their decision yesterday, choosing to go in a different direction with the second of their two-way contracts - deals that involve players splitting time between the NBA and the G-League.
Dallas signed Greek youngster Kostas Antetokounmpo – younger brother of Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo – to a two-way deal over the weekend.
Word around UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Centre is that the Mavs intend to use their other two-way contract to sign big man Ray Spalding, who showed flashes of his considerable upside for Dallas over the past ten days in Vegas.
The news comes as a major disappointment for Creek who performed well during his second NBA Summer League.
"It’s certainly not great that the Mavs have decided to go a different direction," Creek told NBL Media.
“But at the end of the day I’m really proud of the way I competed at Summer League. I gave it my all every possession and I feel like I did a good job showcasing my game to not only the Mavs, but all the NBA teams.”
The Aussie started three of Dallas’ five games, averaging 6.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
Creek impressed the Brooklyn Nets during workouts last month and the Philadelphia 76ers have also expressed interest in the 26-year-old. The Nets have one two-way contract up their sleeve while the 76ers are yet to utilise either of theirs for the coming season.Full story
Both the Nets and Sixers represent intriguing potential landing places for Creek, given their strong Australian connections.