With the 11th-hour buyout of Corey Brewer, the
Mavericks are waiting to see if the former Minnesota swingman might fit their
needs heading into the final weeks of the season.
Owner Mark Cuban said that the team is leaning toward
signing Sasha Pavlovic, who was with the team for two 10-day contracts in
January. However, with multiple players receiving buyouts in time so that they
will be available to be on playoff rosters because they were waived or bought
out before March 1, the Mavericks have options, although the most high-profile
names like Mike Bibby and Troy Murphy are headed elsewhere.
Brewer is among those players as he completed a buyout with
the New York Knicks Monday. He was dealt to the Knicks from Minnesota at the
trade deadline last week.
The Mavericks should know by early Tuesday whether they
would end up with Brewer or Pavlovic, Cuban said.
Brewer was a candidate for most-improved player last season.
He also has averaged over nine points and three rebounds in his four-year
career and won’t turn 25 until next week.
Meanwhile, Pavlovic was signed to the Mavericks for two 10-day
contracts in January and performed admirably, starting six of the 10 games in
which he played.
The Mavericks have only 14 players on the roster, meaning
they have one extra spot open on the roster.