JULY 27th, 5:56pm: The team has officially signed Warney, the Mavs announced via press release. Dallas also signed free agent guard Keith Hornsby, as was relayed in the same announcement. Hornsby went undrafted out of LSU this year. No contract details for either player were released by the team.
JULY 26th, 2:55pm: The Mavericks have reached an agreement with undrafted free agent Jameel Warney, reports Michael Scotto of The Associated Press (via Twitter). Exact details of the deal aren’t known, but if figures to be a minimum-salary pact, and according to Scotto, it will include a partial guarantee.
Warney, 22, played his college ball at Stony Brook, averaging 20.1 PPG and 10.7 RPG in his senior season, the second straight year he averaged a double-double. The young power forward also chipped in 3.1 blocks per contest, and shot 62.9% from the field. His performance earned him a spot on Jonathan Givony’s 2016 big board at DraftExpress.com, as he squeezed in at No. 100.
The Mavs have 14 players on guaranteed contracts on their books, and have another three players with partial guarantees, so Warney will face an uphill battle as he attempts to earn a regular-season roster spot. Warney will enter camp behind Dirk Nowitzki, Dwight Powell, and Quincy Acy on Dallas’ depth chart at power forward.