With buyout season about to shut down, the Mavericks are
more interested in Sasha Pavlovic than any of the players who have been waived
or bought out by their clubs.
“We’re leaning toward bringing back Sasha,’’
owner Mark Cuban said.
The Maveircks signed the 6-7 wing player to a pair of 10-day
contracts earlier this season. The only way they could get Pavlovic would be to
sign him for the remainder of the season.
Pavlovic was solid for the Mavericks when he bridged the gap
between Caron Butler’s injury and Peja Stojakovic’s signing. He
shot 44 percent from 3-point range, starting six of the 10 games in which he
appeared for the Mavericks.
Pavlovic later signed a 10-day deal with New Orleans, but was
waived on Feb. 14.
He would know the Mavericks’ system and would add to
their passel of quality long-range shooters.
The Mavericks apparently aren’t in the running for
players like Troy Murphy or Rasual Butler, who have been bought out by their
teams and would be eligible for playoff duty because they were waived before
Other players could be in the same situation, such as Mike
Bibby, but the Mavericks for now have their sights on Pavlovic.