The Mavericks are set to retain the services of James Singleton, who is expected to accept their qualifying offer and sign his contract today or Tuesday, a pair of NBA sources said.
Singleton averaged 5.1 points and 4 rebounds last season, but improved as the year went along as he recovered from serious knee surgery.
The 6-8 Singleton also played four different positions during the course of the season and showed 3-point shooting range in addition to being a solid rebounder.
Singleton had been weighing his options since receiving the Mavericks' qualifying offer, which is for $1.09 million. The league minimum for a player entering his fourth season is $884,000.
The Mavericks' roster now has 17 guaranteed contracts. A maximum of 15 can be kept on the final roster, meaning management will be busy in the coming weeks trying to shed two or more lower-end contracts for future considerations.
The easiest player to jettison is Greg Buckner, who has a $4-million contract, but can be bought out for $1 million, which owner Mark Cuban has said is a possibility. And trades are always in the Mavericks' discussions.