Report: Mavericks to waive Ricky Ledo to make room for Amar’e Stoudemire

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When Amar’e Stoudemire committed to the Mavericks, I figured he’d take the place of Bernard James – who’s on a 10-day deal.

But Dallas is going a different direction to clear a roster spot.

Shams Charania of RealGM:

Ricky Ledo was a second-round pick in 2013 after one season practicing (not playing) at Providence due to NCAA-eligibility issues. He played just 16 games for the Mavericks in two seasons, spending plenty of time in the D-League.

Though he was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school just three years ago, Ledo is already 22. He has two unguaranteed minimum seasons after this one remaining on his contract, so a team – looking at you, 76ers – could claim him on waivers. But the fact that Dallas cut him rather than James should say something.