It was fun while it lasted for Kyle Collinsworth.
Three weeks after becoming a feel-good story, the former BYU star was waived by the Dallas Mavericks after signing a two-way contract and getting his first run in the NBA.
Waiving Collinsworth gave the Mavs room to claim Pelicans free agent Jalen Jones off waivers, according to Yahoo Sports.
Collinsworth saw action in four NBA games with Dallas, including just one minute in Tuesday's 114-99 win over Orlando. The 6-foot-6 guard, who set an NCAA triple-double record while with the Cougars, averaged 1.0 ppg, 0.5 apg and 0.5 rpg.
In his debut on Dec. 20, Collinsworth got 13 minutes of action and hit his first shot — a 3-pointer — in the Mavericks’ 110-93 home win over Detroit.
The former WCC player of the year got a nice compliment from his new coach.
"He's going to help us," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. "He's a guy that belongs in an NBA game. ... He can make plays."
Former Weber State standout Joel Bolomboy, who was drafted late in the 2016 second round by the Utah Jazz, was cut earlier this week by the Milwaukee Bucks. Bolomboy, waived by Utah in training camp, had also been on a two-way contract. He played in six games for Milwaukee, averaging 1.5 points and 1.7 rebounds.
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