DALLAS -- Don't look for Jackie Carmichael to be in the Dallas Mavericks' training camp next week.
Not that the Mavs don't like the 6-9, 240-pound undrafted rookie free agent power forward from Illinois State.
Carmichael starred on the Mavs' summer league team in Las Vegas this past July, as the Mavs were thrilled with his physical, attacking style of play. But one thing happened to Carmichael and the Mavs en route to the negotiating table.
"Unfortunately, I think financially he was looking for a good opportunity overseas,'' new Mavs general manager Gersson Rosas said Tuesday. "So that’s why we couldn’t get him here, but we tried.
"We talked to his agent and unfortunately he had some good opportunities (overseas). But he's a great kid.''
Carmichael wound up signing with Bilbao Basket in Spain on Sept. 10, leaving the Mavs to wonder about the big one that got away.
"We had a guy in Houston in Chuck Hayes, and I thought (Carmichael and Hayes) were very similar in their approach and their style,'' Rosas said. "They've got everything stacked up against them and they find a way to do it, which you always want to root for guys like that.
"But we like (Carmichael), too. I thought he did well in the summer league.''
-- Dwain Price
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