Sources: Gal Mekel verbally commits

Updated: July 1, 2013, 3:22 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Dallas Mavericks will go into their crucial Tuesday meeting with Dwight Howard having already secured one of the first verbal commitments of 2013 free agency in the NBA.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks, in the early hours of Monday, received word from Israeli point guard Gal Mekel that he is committing to sign a multiyear guaranteed contract at a league-minimum salary after the NBA's annual moratorium on signings and trades is lifted July 10.

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