NBA free agency: Mavericks to meet with Samuel Dalembert, never offered Andrew Bynum a contract

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The Mavericks decided not to offer Andrew Bynum a contract, and instead, they will make a run at Samuel Dalembert.

After passing on making an offer to Andrew Bynum, the Dallas Mavericks will meet with free-agent big man Samuel Dalembert, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

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.

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