Mavericks Close To Signing Kelenna Azubuike

9:23am: If he passes his physical, Azubuike will sign a minimum-salary contract for the rest of this season and will receive a team option for next season, according to's Marc Stein. The initial plan is for Azubuike to join the Mavs' D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends.

9:08am: The Mavericks are closing in on a deal with Kelenna Azubuike, according to Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News. Azubuike will need to pass a physical, which as Sefko points out, is no sure thing, given the 28-year-old's multiple surgeries in recent seasons.

Azubuike played four seasons with the Warriors, but has not appeared in an NBA game since the 2009/2010 season. In 205 career games in Golden State, the 6'5" shooting guard averaged 10.6 PPG and 4.0 RPG in 24.4 MPG.

The Mavericks waived Sean Williams yesterday, so if they finalize a deal with Azubuike, they have an open roster spot.

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