Mavericks may consider signing Rashard Lewis after his knee surgery

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The Mavericks initially agreed to a free agent deal with Rashard Lewis, a one-year minimum salary contract that seemed to be agreeable for both sides.

But then, after the contract was signed, it was discovered (or at least, it was revealed) that Lewis would require knee surgery.

Not cool, the Mavericks decided, so they voided the contract and wished Lewis nothing but the best.

Once the dust settles, however, and the extent of the injury and its recovery time are understood, Dallas may in fact revisit Lewis as an option for next season’s roster.

From Dwain Price of the Star-Telegram:

Nelson said the #Mavs may consider signing Rashard Lewis after his knee surgery. Mavs took 1-yr, $1.4 million deal for Lewis off the table.

That would be Donnie Nelson, Mavericks president of basketball operations.

It was an obvious decision to void the initial contract, especially considering the way the team found out about the need for surgery after the fact, along with not knowing the extent of just how available Lewis will be to play next season.

But if Lewis can be of any assistance once he’s fully healed, it would make just as much sense for Dallas to circle back and sign him once again — just the way the team did when a very similar situation occurred with Devin Harris last summer.

Grizzlies fan absolutely owns kids halftime scrimmage (video)

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The Grizzlies lost for the 15th time in their last 16 games, a 25-point drubbing at home against the Heat, last night.

But it wasn’t all doom and gloom in Memphis.

This young fan – while playing in the halftime scrimmage – stopped his dribble, stepped on the ball, whipped off his youth jersey to reveal a Marc Gasol jersey, flexed, re-started his dribbled then drove for a basket.

Matt Ellentuck of SB Nation:

The Grizzlies don’t deserve this hero.

DeMarcus Cousins pushes Trevor Ariza after whistle, gets technical foul (video)

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For better or worse, DeMarcus Cousins is moody.

Just after getting dunked on by Clint Capela, Cousins showed his frustration by pushing Trevor Ariza after a whistle. The Pelicans center got his NBA-leading ninth technical foul – automatic suspension triggered at No. 16 – but I’m surprised this didn’t escalate beyond just that.

Paul George floors Jeremy Lamb with crossover, hits step-back 3-pointer over him (video)

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The Thunder suffered a rough home loss to the Hornets, but at least Oklahoma City produced a couple fun highlights.

Not only did Russell Westbrook have this powerful dunk, Paul George put the moves on Jeremy Lamb.

David West pump fakes past one Trail Blazer, posterizes another (video)

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David West is 37 years old.