Jarrid Famous isn't as well known as his last name suggests. Nonetheless, Mavericks fans should become at least familiar with the undrafted 27-year-old big man. Dallas reached a one-year partially guaranteed deal with the free agent center according to RealGM's Shams Charania.
Famous stood out on a bad Wizards Summer League Team in Las Vegas this summer. The 6'11" center averaged 12.8 points on 57.7 percent shooting and 8.3 rebounds with Washington.
During the 2014-15 season, Famous played for the Texas Legends, Dallas' D-League affiliate. In 17 games, he averaged 18.1 points, 14.4 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks.
With the Mavericks perceived lack of rebounding for the coming season, Famous' rebounding prowess makes him at least worth a look. Those sentiments are echoed by CBSSports' Sam Vecenie:
Rebounding and defense is Famous' ticket to the NBA, after he was a monster on the glass in the D-League this past season with a 30-plus percent defensive rebounding rate and a near-20 percent offensive rebounding rate. In 27 games, Famous averaged nearly 15 rebounds per contest, which led the league. That, plus he's a pretty mobile athlete at nearly 7-feet tall. At the very least, you have to think a big man-starved team could afford to bring him to training camp and see what he's got.
The Mavericks aren't just starved for big men, they're famished. Famous will have a chance to make the regular season roster if he impresses in training camp.