Mavs Sign Aminu, Planning On Jameer

On July 1, when assorted Mavs officials made phone calls, Mark Cuban wanted Al-Farouq Aminu on his call list. The call was made. Now the deal is done. Next comes a Dallas visit from Jameer Nelson. And those involved are optimistic about yet another done deal.

The Mavericks wasted no time following up the voiding of injured Rashard Lewis' contract, acquiring free agent forward Al-Farouq Aminu, the former Pelican who is vastly younger and vastly different than the 34-year-old Lewis.

Dallas believes that Aminu, 23, is the best-rebounding small forward in the NBA and that he can be an even more productive defender than he was in New Orleans. He'll get a two-year minimum in Dallas worth about $2 mil total, with a Year 2 player option.

Meanwhile, Dallas plans to get more good news on the free-agency front with the Thursday visit from point guard Jameer Nelson. The Mavs are offering him the $2.7 million room-MLE.

These two acquisitions would be the cappers on a successful offseason in which Dallas retained Dirk at a deep discount, kept Devin Harris, got Richard Jefferson at the minimum, stole Chandler Parsons from Houston and traded for center Tyson Chandler.

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