Mavericks sign Jamil Wilson, Brandon Ashley
The Mavericks have at least 13 players with guaranteed salaries for next season.
They also have Dwight Powell (unguaranteed), Samuel Dalembert (guarantee unclear), Jarrid Famous (guarantee unclear) and Santam Singh (unsigned second-round pick).
Training camp will get even more crowded.
Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders:
Marc Stein of ESPN:
ESPN sources say Mavs are also in advanced to sign Tunisian center Salah Mejiri and have not ruled out JaVale McGee if JaVale proves healthy— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 25, 2015
Mejri played sparingly at Real Madrid last season but Mavs offering three-year deal to see if the Tunisian big man can find some NBA success— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 25, 2015
Jamil Wilson is the key name here. Unlike Brandon Ashley (undrafted out of Arizona) and Salah Mejri (played professionally overseas), the Mavericks can’t waive Wilson and simply assign his D-League rights to their affiliate. That’s because Wilson – undrafted out of Marquette last year – already played in the D-League.
So, Wilson is in camp to make the NBA team. That might also be true of the other players, but it’s definitely true of Wilson. The others could be there just
He’s a combo forward who began his college career at Oregon. It’s hard to see a standout skill, but his versatility on both ends of the court is an asset.