The Mavs on Monday signed two forwards that, with any luck, will play next season in … Frisco.
Dallas took a respite from filling its DeAndre Jordan void to stockpile young talent for its Developmental League team, the Texas Legends.
Free-agent forwards Jamil Wilson and Brandon Ashley are talented, but are likely long-shots to make the team’s regular-season roster.
Wilson, from Marquette, is a 6-foot-7, 230-pounder who last year started for the D-League’s Bakersfield outfit. Ashley, 6-9 and 230, starred at the University of Arizona and helped the Wildcats to consecutive Elite Eight appearances. But he went undrafted in June and averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds for the Hawks’ Las Vegas Summer League team to catch the Mavs’ eye.
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With injury possibilities and Dirk Nowitzki’s advancing age, the forwards could at some point make an appearance at American Airlines Center next season.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.