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Mavericks waive Terry Larrier, will bring back Jalen Jones

A knee injury has caused Larrier to lose his training camp spot.

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The Dallas Mavericks have requested waivers on forward Terry Larrier, the team announced Thursday afternoon. Larrier was initially signed by Dallas on July 31. He is expected to be replaced on the training camp roster by Jalen Jones.

On the surface, it may seem odd that the team is waiving Larrier before the start of training camp. However, as The Dallas Morning News’ Eddie Sefko reports, Larrier sustained a “significant knee injury” this summer. Larrier will still receive his training camp guarantee and will go through rehabilitation with the Mavs and Texas Legends.

Larrier appeared in two games with Dallas during Summer League. He averaged one point on 33.3 percent shooting. His best game came against the Chicago Bulls when he scored two points on 50 percent shooting in nine minutes.

Jones, you may recall, also played 12 regular season games with the Mavericks and also appeared with them in Las Vegas. He was waived prior to the team’s final game in the desert to make roster space for Kostas Antetokounmpo, who was signed to a two-way contract.

In his 12 regular season games, Jones averaged 5.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.5 minutes. He shot 39.1 percent from the floor and 36 percent from deep.