- Tim MacMahon, ESPNDallas.com
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With Chris Kaman soon to return from a calf injury, sources said, Dallas decided that it needed more of a stretch power forward like Murphy as cover for Dirk Nowitzki than another back-to-the-basket player.
Curry, whom the Mavs claimed off waivers the day before the preseason finale, had nine points and four rebounds during the Dallas' 1-1 season-opening road trip. He played a significant role in the Mavs' win over the Lakers, scoring seven points and grabbing four rebounds in 17 minutes.
The Mavs have agreed to a one-year deal with Murphy, pending him passing a physical.
DALLAS -- Sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the Mavericks are planning to waive center Eddy Curry to make roster room for incoming power forward Troy Murphy.