Report: Mavericks signing fantastically named Jarrid Famous to three-year contract

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The Mavericks are getting an agile, explosive big man who finishes well inside and gobbles up rebounds.

For real, this time.

Shams Charania of RealGM:

Free agent center Jarrid Famous has reached agreement on a partially guaranteed three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources told RealGM.

The Mavericks pursued DeAndre Jordan because he’d fit well in their system.

Though a lesser-caliber player, Famous – a 6-foot-11 27-year-old – plays a similar style. He went undrafted out of South Florida in 2011, playing overseas and in the D-League since. Famous averaged 16 and 15 in the D-League last season, spending most of the year with the Mavericks-affiliated Texas Legends.

He has a chance to make Dallas’ regular-season roster. If he pans out, the Mavericks could get good value over the life of his contract. That’s why they gave him a partial guarantee in return.