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Dallas Mavericks sign Wes Iwundu, per Shams Charania

The former Magic small forward heads to Dallas.

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Wes Iwundu will sign a deal with the Dallas Mavericks, per Shams Charania of the Athletic.

ESPN’s Zach Lowe says the deal is for the veteran’s minimum.

For those unfamiliar (including me, prior to writing this), Iwundu is a 25 year old forward who played the last three seasons with the Orlando Magic. He’s 6’6” and around 200 pounds and fits the theme in Dallas this off-season of acquiring length.

In his three seasons with Orlando, he’s averaged 4.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, and one assist per game. He’s a fairly poor shooter, but given that Orlando doesn’t believe in spacing, this may not be a fair judge.

Per friend of the site, Matt Moore at the Action Network, he’s a very good defender:

The Mavericks have looked to beef up their defensive chops all off-season and Iwundu fits the profile.

What’s more interesting will be determining what kind of deal this is. Dallas has a nearly full roster to date, so this signing raises questions as to if anyone else could be moved or if this is just a training camp invite with a shot of making the roster. Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News believes it’s a guaranteed deal as has the same question about the number of roster spots.

The Barea part of this is a story for another time. We’ll update as more information becomes available.