Mavericks Waive Ding Yanyuhang

The Mavericks have announced that they have waived forward Ding Yanyuhang, according to a press release from the team. It’s the second time Ding has been cut by Dallas in the last four days, as he received a new contract on Friday for G League purposes. He figures to end up on the Texas Legends, the Mavs’ G League affiliate.

Ding was originally signed on July 23, but only appeared in one preseason game for the Mavericks. The 25-year-old has been a standout for China’s Shandong Golden Stars, as he won his second consecutive Chinese Basketball Association Domestic MVP award in the 2017-18 season. He had previously played for the Mavericks’ Orlando and Las Vegas Summer League teams in 2017.

The Mavericks are now carrying 17 players, including 15 on standard contracts, so their roster is down to the regular season limit.

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4 thoughts on “Mavericks Waive Ding Yanyuhang

  1. nikumistry

    How much of a hit to the cap will Ding have after he clears waivers?

    • Luke Adams

      Assuming he was officially released today (ie. the Mavs weren’t just late in announcing it), it should be $4,737 (1/177th of his $838,464 salary).

      • x%sure

        Luke must employ questionmark-seeking bots in the comment section. Or, the kid is quick?

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