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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Mavs add Chris Douglas-Roberts, Melvin Ely

By Tim MacMahon

DALLAS -- Eddy Curry will have company as the candidate for the Mavs' final roster spot.

A source said the Mavs have agreed to non-guaranteed deals with a pair of veterans, swingman Chris Douglas-Roberts and center/forward Melvin Ely. They will join the team Friday morning.

The Mavs, who are in the process of parting ways with Delonte West, will likely choose between one of the three newcomers for their final roster spot. One potential roadblock could be if negotiations don't progress with West's agent, Dan Fegan, and the Mavs opt to leave West on the suspended list.

Monday is the deadline to trim the roster to 15 players. The Mavs will have 18, including West, after the additions.

The 6-foot-7, 210-pound Douglas-Roberts, who was waived by the Lakers this week, has 155 games of NBA experience with the Nets and Bucks. He has career averages of 7.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 20.6 minutes per game.

The 6-foot-10, 260-pound Ely, a lottery pick in 2002, has played for five NBA franchises. He has career averages of 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. He played 30 games for the Denver Nuggets last season, averaging 2.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game.