Mavericks 94, Wizards 93...
Mavericks-Wizards, Box 2010-01...
Mavericks G Howard sits out wi...
'Sheed docked $35K for publicl...
Celtics' Wallace fined $35K fo...
Trail Blazers' Miller says Six...
NBA Roundup: Friday's action...
Presented By: 2010-01-20...
Sixers Notes: Dalembert on own...
Bosh has 23 points, 13 rebound...
Mavericks notes after destroyi...
Nowitzki supended for foul on ...
Clippers sign Nick Fazekas to ...
Mavericks sign Jamaal Magloire...
Devin Harris out 1-2 more week...
Brand, Maggette could opt out
Brand has surgury
where are you mike?
money and politics overpower j
Houston Rockets will change Ko
Will Sunyue be the new magicia
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live
News » Singleton will stay, but Buckner is out As roster adjustments continue, Ostertag is expressing interest

Singleton will stay, but Buckner is out As roster adjustments continue, Ostertag is expressing interest

Singleton will stay, but Buckner is out As roster adjustments continue, Ostertag is expressing interest A busy Monday for the Mavericks started with retaining James Singleton, jettisoning Greg Buckner, finding out one of their new players has a knee injury and learning that there's now a familiar name on the waiting list to join the squad.

Singleton signed the qualifying offer that the Mavericks had on the table since early this summer. It will pay him just over $1 million for the 2009-10 season, $175,000 more than the league minimum that other teams were offering.

However, the roster did not expand to 17 guaranteed contracts because in a separate transaction the Mavericks waived Greg Buckner, a move that was not a surprise. Buckner, a 6-4 swingman, has a $4 million expiring contract, only $1 million of which is guaranteed.

Meanwhile, the Mavericks learned that 6-10 forward Tim Thomas suffered a knee injury of undetermined severity during a pick-up game.

Apparently, the injury is at least a sprain, but could include some cartilage damage. A sprain would mean he probably would be able to participate in part of training camp, which starts Sept. 28, if not all.

Cartilage damage would require perhaps four to eight weeks of recovery time. The Mavericks hope to know more when their doctors examine Thomas.

Even though the roster is at 16, one more than the maximum that can be carried in the regular season, the Mavericks have another player who has his sights on joining them.

Duncanville native and former Utah Jazz center Greg Ostertag said Monday that he would love to make an NBA comeback after three seasons in retirement and Dallas is his dream destination.

The Mavericks' obvious hole on the roster? A backup center to Erick Dampier.

"Everyone knows how bad I've wanted to play in Dallas," Ostertag said. "I grew up there. They were my favorite team growing up. I'd play there in a second. ... That would be the ultimate way to end my career."

President of Basketball operations Donnie Nelson said the 7-2, 36-year-old Ostertag is on the Mavericks' radar, but with the roster situation, some things would have to happen for them to make a serious run at him. The team is always open to trading and could pursue some two-for-one or even three-for-one deals that might open a roster spot.

Singleton's signing ends weeks of waiting for the Mavericks . He averaged 5.1 points and 4 rebounds last season, but improved as the year went along as he recovered from serious knee surgery.

Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website:
Added: September 16, 2009


Copyright ©, Inc. All rights reserved 2019.