Saturday, June 9, 2012

Nick Calathes wants to start NBA career

The timing seems good.

Nick Calathes has had discussions with the Mavericks this week indicating that he wants to play in the NBA, a team source said. reported earlier this week that Calathes, a 2009 second-round pick, intended to report to the Mavs in time to play for their summer league team. However, the source said Wednesday that Calathes, whose three-year contract with the Greek team Panathinaikos has expired, continued to be heavily recruited by European teams.

Calathes, a 23-year-old combo guard the Mavs considered a first-round talent coming out of Florida, has since expressed a strong desire to begin his NBA career in conversations with Dallas front office officials.

The Mavs would sign Calathes to a nonguaranteed contract, so he would not impact their salary cap space this summer.

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