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Mavs Moneyball With More On Mavs' Free Agent Pursuit

Bryan Gutierrez over on Mavs Moneyball has several thoughts on the Mavericks' efforts to bring in Ian Mahinmi and Udonis Haslem to fill their front court bench roles. Gutierrez also shares a lengthy scouting report on Mahinmi, including this summary:

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Overview: A gifted, young, and athletic power forward who lacks the experience and polish to see significant minutes. Possesses good size and length for his position, and has packed on some muscle to his still somewhat skinny frame since entering the NBA. Displays good mobility and gets off the floor well. Nice athleticism for his size despite injury history. Intriguing physical tools along with rebounding and shot blocking instincts made him a prospect coming out of France. Spent two additional seasons in France after being drafted late in the first round by the Spurs. Showed some signs of improvement, a trend that has continued in his time playing with the Spurs' NBADL affiliate, the Austin Toros. Still could develop into a nice role player, but needs to stay healthy. Missed almost all of the 2008-2009 season with a bad ankle. Needs to get the development of his offensive game back on track and play minutes wherever he can in San Antonio's organization.

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Lots of good stuff here, check it out. 

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