Corey Webster in talks with teams as solid play continues in NBA Summer League
Kiwi NBA hopeful Corey Webster could be taking his game to Europe, with the reigning National Basketball League MVP in talks with a number of clubs.
Webster, who is currently playing for the Dallas Mavericks at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, told NBL.com.au there had been talks with some teams from Turkey regarding his services.
"Hopefully they'll just come to the table with the offer, but there's definitely a lot of talks going on," Webster said. "Hopefully I can push them over the line with some good play here."
Webster was recently released from his ANBL contract with the Perth Wildcats before playing a game with them in order to pursue overseas opportunities.
While a move to Europe could be on the cards for the guard, he said he would take an offer to play with a team in the NBA's development league, the G-League, if there was one.
NBA rosters will expand from 15 to 17 players this season to allow each to to have two players on a two-way contract which allow them to spend up to 45 days on an NBA roster with the rest of their season being spent with the team's G-League affiliate.
Under these contract, a player will be able to make an NBA salary on a pro-rata basis while with the parent club, while also being able to earn his G-League salary when with the affiliate team.
"With my NBA dreams, I would take a two-way and try to prove myself. If you play well in that, anything can happen."
The two-way contract system is new to the league this season, with the G-League expanding from 22 teams to 26 and rather than teams sharing an affiliate, the G-League teams will be linked to just one NBA side.
Webster has been solid in the Summer League, and continued his strong play as the Mavericks trounced the Boston Celtics 91-74 in the Summer League quarterfinals.
Webster was on the floor for meaningful minutes, playing at shooting guard and also being given the reins to run the offence at the point.
In 21 minutes, he scored 10 points with four rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Webster could find himself against No.2 overall draft pick Lonzo Ball in the semifinals, with Ball leading the Los Angeles Lakers into their quarterfinal against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon. The winner will go on to play Dallas in the semifinal.
In the second semifinal, the Portland Trailblazers will face the Memphis Grizzlies.