Center Jamaal Magloire, released by the Nets on Friday, will sign with the Mavericks when he clears waivers later this evening, according to a league source.
The source was unsure of Brent Barry's intentions once he becomes a free agent later today. Barry, traded from San Antonio to Seattle last week and subsequently cut by the Sonics, is considering the Spurs, Suns, Mavs and Rockets. Reports earlier today suggested the 3-point specialist was leaning toward the Suns.
Magloire, 6-11, 265, played in just 24 games for the Nets, averaging 1.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. Since becoming a surprise All-Star in 2003-04 when averaged 13.6 points and 10.4 rebounds with New Orleans, he's bounced around to Milwaukee, Portland and New Jersey.
He'll rejoin former Nets teammates Jason Kidd, Malik Allen and Antoine Wright with the Mavs. Magloire, 29, could be a valuable piece backing up starter Erick Dampier in the competitive Western Conference. The Mavs sent DeSagana Diop to the Nets as part of the blockbuster trade.
Magloire will sign a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum.
The Mavs will have one more open roster spot on the 15-man roster.
The Mavs play at San Antonio on Thursday and return home on Friday to face Sacramento.
-- Jeff Caplan.