Sources: Mavericks waive Maurice Ndour to finalize roster

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Maurice Ndour (Getty Images)
Maurice Ndour (Getty Images)

The Dallas Mavericks waived forward Maurice Ndour on Monday to finalize their regular-season roster, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

"It was a really tough decision," Mavs owner Mark Cuban told Yahoo.

Ndour is sidelined indefinitely because of a stress reaction in his left leg, an injury that played a major role in the Mavericks’ decision. Dallas dealt with injuries throughout the preseason and opted to keep healthy 7-foot-2 center Salah Mejri. Before his injury, Ndour had been a strong candidate to remain on the roster with a significantly guaranteed three-year contract.

The 6-foot-9 Ndour plans to rehabilitate and explore his options – in the NBA and overseas – when he clears waivers Wednesday, sources said.

After four seasons at Ohio University, Ndour went undrafted and joined the New York Knicks for the NBA summer league. An active presence and quality midrange shooter, Ndour, 23, averaged 9.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in five summer league games and decided between free-agent offers from New York and Dallas.

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