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Mavericks don't give Chris Wright 2nd deal, will sign Justin Dentmon

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03:10 PM ET 03.23 | The Dallas Mavericks will not sign guard Chris Wright to a second 10-day contract, instead choosing to give guard Justin Dentmon a 10-day deal. Wright - the only player in NBA history known to have multiple sclerosis - played sparingly in three games for the Mavs, making one basket in four minutes of action. While he did not play much, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said that Wright is an inspiration for overcoming adversity. "He's been an inspirational figure to a lot of people," Carlisle said. "He's an NBA-caliber player. There's no doubt about that. You do what he's doing -- playing a professional sport with MS -- that's going to be something that a lot of people pay attention to. It shows his motivation, his determination, but it also shows the progress that's been made in that area. It's going to give people hope. That's a great thing." As for Dentmon, he was averaging 26.0 points in 22 games for the Mavs' D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends.

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March 23, 2013  08:00 PM ET
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Whoa. I just realized we have 3 Mavs threads on the front page today. GB and Otis must be feeling pretty good today!

I don't know that I'd go that far...

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March 24, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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You should have gotten here sooner, Otis. All 3 Mavs threads were on page 1 as am omen. The Mavs will be dominating the NBA again soon?

He asks, perhaps somewhat sarcastically.

March 24, 2013  09:31 AM ET

It's Tough To 'Stick', Bro.

 
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