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Report: Mavericks signing fantastically named Jarrid Famous to three-year contract

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 15: Jarrid Famous #36 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against the Utah Jazz during the 2015 NBA Las Vegas Summer League game on July 15, 2015 at The Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Mavericks are getting an agile, explosive big man who finishes well inside and gobbles up rebounds.

For real, this time.

Shams Charania of RealGM:

Free agent center Jarrid Famous has reached agreement on a partially guaranteed three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources told RealGM.

The Mavericks pursued DeAndre Jordan because he’d fit well in their system.

Though a lesser-caliber player, Famous – a 6-foot-11 27-year-old – plays a similar style. He went undrafted out of South Florida in 2011, playing overseas and in the D-League since. Famous averaged 16 and 15 in the D-League last season, spending most of the year with the Mavericks-affiliated Texas Legends.

He has a chance to make Dallas’ regular-season roster. If he pans out, the Mavericks could get good value over the life of his contract. That’s why they gave him a partial guarantee in return.