The Mavs met with Bynum on Wednesday, but decided against offering a contract and quickly set their sights on Dalembert. ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the Atlanta Hawks also declined to offer a Bynum a contract, and the big man agreed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Dalembert played for the Milwaukee Bucks last season, averaging 6.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Dalembert made nearly $6.7 million last year for the Bucks, but with the emergence of Larry Sanders, the 32-year-old was pushed into a smaller role.
Dalembert won't secure a contract like his last one, but he's still a solid player who could get a nice little deal from the Mavs, who need a center. Dallas currently only has Bernard James at the center position.