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Report: Mavericks interested in JaVale McGee. How interested is up for debate.

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Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks are singing the praises of Zaza Pachulia in a “check out my new girlfriend, I am totally over the girl that dumped me” kind of way.

But while Pachulia has some skills, he is not a rim protector. Dallas doesn’t have any impact rim protectors on the roster, and there are not many good ones left on the market.

Which is why the Mavericks seem to be kicking the tires on JaVale McGee. From Marc Stein at ESPN.

Former Nets exec (and everyone’s new Twitter favorite) Bobby Marks lays out the concerns here.

Dallas has those concerns as well and are talking to a lot of teams.

Basically, JaVale is going to have to sign for the minimum (or close to it) and prove not only that he can stay on the court, but that he can stay healthy enough to provide an impact.

If he’s willing to play for the veteran minimum, a few teams will give him a shot. Dallas could be at the front of the list.