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Source: Mavs eyeing Sasha Pavlovic

The Dallas Mavericks are getting closer to making a roster move in the wake of Caron Butler’s season-ending knee injury … albeit a minor roster move.

The Mavs plan to sign former first-round draft pick Sasha Pavlovic to a 10-day contract this week, according to a source close to the situation.

Dallas doesn’t play again until Wednesday, when it visits the Indiana Pacers after a three-day break.

Pavlovic has been looking for a new team since the summer after averaging just 3.7 points in limited minutes last season in 71 games with Minnesota. The 27-year-old is regarded as a small forward with decent size and a proven 3-point stroke, but likewise considered suspect defensively.

The Serbian swingman, drafted No. 19 overall pick in the 2003 draft by the Utah, spent one season with the Jazz and five with Cleveland before the Cavaliers dealt him to Phoenix in the Shaquille O’Neal trade in June 2009. Pavlovic never played for the Suns, signing a one-year contract with Minnesota in the summer of 2009 after the Suns bought him out.

Dallas waived Steve Novak last week to make room to add a player.