Sources: Mavs will waive Eddy Curry to make room for Troy Murphy


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.

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.