DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The Dallas Mavericks announced on Tuesday the acquisitions of center Fab Melo, guard-forward D.J. Kennedy and guard Richard McConnell, expanding their roster to 17 prior to training camp.
Melo, a former Syracuse University standout and Big East Defensive Player of the Year, was a first-round pick by Boston last year and appeared in six games for the Celtics. The 7-footer spent most of the season with Maine in the NBA Development League. He was traded to Memphis for Donte Green in August and waived by the Grizzlies two weeks later.
Kennedy helped Rio Grande Valley win the D-League championship last season. He played two games for Cleveland during the 2011-12 season, scoring 12 points in his debut with the Cavaliers. In 2011, Kennedy helped St. John’s University get back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002.
McConnell played in Italy last season, averaging 13.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists for Tezenis VE. He was named WCC Player of the Year during his senior year at St. Mary’s.
Mavs training camp starts Oct. 1.
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