The Dallas Mavericks are keeping forward James Singleton and getting rid of guard Greg Buckner.
Singleton was a restricted free agent who looked around but
decided to stick with Dallas since he already has a year invested
with coach Rick Carlisle and his system. The 6-foot-8 Singleton
showed his versatility by playing every position but point guard
last season, averaging 5.1 points and 4 rebounds per game with six
Buckner's departure was no surprise. The 1998 draftee already
has had two stints with the Mavs. Buckner arrived as part of the
four-team trade that brought Shawn Marion to Dallas in July. The
Mavericks were hoping to use his buyout-friendly contract (due only
$1 million on a $4 million deal) as part of a trade. Instead, they
let him go today so he can have time to get invited to another
team's training camp.
Dallas has 16 guaranteed contracts, one more than is allowed
during the season.