Source: Mavs have talked to Brazilian center
Website Basketeria.com.br (in Portuguese) reported that the Mavs have made an offer to the 6-foot0-10, 260-pounder who has been playing in Spain, similar to the path taken by San Antonio Spurs forward Tiago Splitter. The source said the Mavs have had talks with the Brazilian but reports of an offer are premature.
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Dallas is in the market for young, inexpensive players to fill out its stripped-down roster. And they might have an interest in big men to join Brendan Haywood, Brandan Wright and draft pick Bernard James. Free-agent backup center Ian Mahinmi appears to be headed to another team.
Other Brazilians playing in the NBA include Nene, Anderson Varejao, Leandro Barbosa and Celtics draft pick Fab Melo.
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