Dallas Mavericks: Ben Uzoh

Mavs eye D-League point guards

March, 10, 2013
3/10/13
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The Mavericks are likely to call up a point guard from the D-League to fill the vacant roster spot created by Dominique Jones' release, a source said.

Some potential fits for a 10-day deal in Dallas:

*Chris Wright: He’s averaging 15.5 points, 7.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game for the Iowa Energy. The 23-year-old Wright (6-foot-1, 210 pounds) starred in Turkey last season after going undrafted out of Georgetown.

*Ben Uzoh: The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Uzoh, who turns 25 this month, has 60 games of NBA experience, including a triple-double for the Raptors last season. He’s averaging 13.4 points, 5.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds for the Springfield Armor.

*Justin Dentmon: He’s a 27-year-old who has averaged 20.9 points and 4.4 assists in 125 career D-League games. Dentmon, who is back with the Texas Legends after a stint in Austin, is leading the D-League in scoring with 21.4 points per game this season but is shooting only 41.2 percent from the floor.

*Sean Singletary: The 6-foot, 185-pound Singletary, 27, is Dentmon’s teammate with the Texas Legends. He averages 13.5 points and 6.1 assists per game.

The Mavs will also keep a close eye on cuts around the league in case a player who they believe has some value becomes available.


The Mavericks remain interested in re-signing Delonte West, a source said.

The Mavs still intend to add backcourt depth after acquiring point guard Darren Collison and shooting guard Dahntay Jones in a sign-and-trade deal with the Indiana Pacers. Dallas’ decision makers value West’s toughness and versatility and would like him to return to the Mavs after averaging 9.6 points, 3.2 assists and 1.3 steals as a part-time starter last season.

As with every move the Mavs make this summer, West’s return would have to be at the right price, which is likely in the salary range of $2 million. The Mavs might be willing to be flexible on offering more than one year on the contract, the source said.

There are several other free-agent guards who interest the Mavs, depending on the market. That list includes Leandro Barbosa, O.J. Mayo, Randy Foye, Raymond Felton, Courtney Lee, Marco Belinelli and Ben Uzoh.

Swingman leads six pack to Mavs workout

June, 18, 2010
6/18/10
10:01
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The final workout of the week brings six players to the Dallas Mavericks' practice gym at American Airlines Center. The group includes three forwards, two point guards and one very interesting sophomore swingman.

The Mavs will hold two more workouts next week in preparation for Thursday night's NBA draft. Dallas has the No. 50 pick overall.

A look at today's six-pack:

Sylven Landesberg, 6-6, 185, Virginia
Notes: The sophomore wing averaged 17.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists. He can handle the ball and uses his size and athleticism to create and get to the free throw line. He's a lanky playmaker, the type of player the Mavs say they need. He could be available at No. 50. He was suspended for the ACC tournament for "failure to live up to his academic obligations," and opted to enter the draft.

DeShawn Sims, 6-8, 235, Michigan
Notes: Averaged 16.8 points and 7.6 rebounds as a senior. He's a good athlete and strong defender, who has improved his scoring and rebouding to become a second-team All-Big Ten selection.

Ben Uzoh, 6-3, 200, Tulsa
Notes: Averaged 15.3 points and 4.7 assists as a senior. A physically unique guard with a 6-9 wingspan combined with excellent leaping ability and athletic ability, Uzoh attracts attention but his overall game is said to need refinement.

Armon Bassett, 6-2, 180, OhioNotes: Averaged 22 points in the final 15 games and piled up a Mid-America Conference record 116 points in four tournament games to lead Ohio to the NCAA tournament. Not considered a highly rated underclassmen. In May, was accused of assaulting a doorman at an Athens, Ohio bar, and was suspended from school.

Eric Tramiel, 6-7, 225, North Texas
Notes: Averaged 12.9 points and 6.0 rebounds as a senior and nearly indentical numbers as a junior. Transferred to UNT after playing two years at Paris Junior College. His size makes him a long shot for the NBA.

Wayne Chism, 6-9, 245, Tennessee
Notes: Averaged 12.6 points and 7.2 rebounds as a senior. A tough, smart player, scouts aren't crazy about his size in terms of guarding power forwards and he needs work to become a better spot-up shooter.

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