Kevin Willis passed his physical Saturday morning and will sign a 10-day contract with the Mavs, coach Avery Johnson confirmed...The 44-year-old, 7-footer won't be able to officially sign the deal until Monday when the league offices open for business so he won't be in uniform for the Suns game tomorrow...He will meet the team in Phoenix and begin workouts as soon as the contract is a done deal.
More than anything, the Mavs really love his locker-room presence and work ethic. He'll be a great practice player, able to bang with Damp and Diop, and he'll be able to work with Diop, who's still very young in his career. It's a solid move to fill the last roster spot. And what a deal for Willis, join a championship-caliber team, hoop it up at practice, hang on the bench and maybe get a few minutes here and there. not a bad gig.