Report: Mavericks signing fantastically named Jarrid Famous to three-year contract
The Mavericks are getting an agile, explosive big man who finishes well inside and gobbles up rebounds.
For real, this time.
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.