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David Lee expected to sign with Dallas Mavericks once he clears waivers

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The Dallas Mavericks appear set to sign veteran big man David Lee when he clears waivers today.

Lee was waived by the Boston Celtics on Friday and, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania, the Mavericks are keen to add the forward to their roster.

The report notes that Lee will sign the "prorated NBA exception of $2.1 million."

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After spending his first 10 years in the NBA with just two teams - the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors - the 32-year-old now looks set to join his second team in seven months after a brief spell in Boston.

In 30 games with the Celtics this season, Lee has averaged 7.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists whilst playing just 15.7 minutes.

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Should the reported deal with the Mavericks go through, the veteran would likely take on a similar rotation role, providing backup for Dirk Nowitzki as the team looks to maintain their playoff position in a deep Western Conference.

Lee, of course, would also bring with him championship-winning experience having been a member of the Warriors' 2015-16 roster.

2015 NBA Finals - Game Six

Dallas will have to waive a member of their current roster to make room for the two-time All-Star's arrival, however. Who that player will be is unclear at this stage.

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