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Mavs Add 3 To Roster As Training Camp Nears

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 14: D.J. Kennedy #58 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks during NBA Summer League on July 14, 2013 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

D.J. Kennedy drives to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks during NBA Summer League play. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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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