Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks eyeing roster, final week of preseason

The Dallas Mavericks released forward Jameel Warney. Final roster cutdowns are Oct. 24.
The Dallas Mavericks released forward Jameel Warney. Final roster cutdowns are Oct. 24. rmallison@star-telegram.com

The Dallas Mavericks begin a big week in determining what their final roster will look like this season.

Dallas has two preseason games remaining, a home contest against Houston at the American Airlines Center on Wednesday and a road trip to Denver on Friday.

The 15-man roster must be set for NBA Opening Day on Oct. 24. The season opens Oct. 25, although the Mavericks open the next day at Indiana.

The team waived forward Jameel Warney on Sunday and signed free agent center Jaleel Cousins on Monday.

Cousins (6-foot-11, 255 pounds), an undrafted rookie, averaged 8.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 25.0 minutes per contest while appearing in all 33 games his senior season at South Florida. Prior to his transfer to South Florida, he spent one season at Navarro College in Corsicana.

Cousins played in all five games for the Mavericks at the 2016 Orlando Pro Summer League. He averaged 5.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per contest.

Cousins is the brother of DeMarcus Cousins, a two-time NBA All-Star of the Sacramento Kings. He will wear number 32 for the Mavericks.

Warney (6-foot-8, 260 pounds) was originally signed as a free agent on July 27 and played in three preseason games for the Mavericks averaging 4.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 9.2 minutes per contest.

He, an undrafted rookie from Stony Brook University, played in all six games for the Mavericks at the Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. He averaged 6.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 block in 16.5 minutes per contest.

Dallas Mavericks regular-season schedule

Date

Opponent

Time

TV

O 26

at Indiana

6 p.m.

FSSW

O28

vs. Houston

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

O 30

at Houston

7 p.m.

FSSW

N 2

at Utah

8 p.m.

FSSW

N 4

vs. Portland

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

N 6

vs. Milwaukee

6 p.m.

FSSW

N 8

at LA Lakers

9:30 p.m.

FSSW

N 9

at Golden State

9:30 p.m.

FSSW

N 14

at New York Knicks

6:30 p.m.

FSSW

N 16

at Boston

6:30 p.m.

FSSW

N 18

vs. Memphis

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

N 19

at Orlando

6 p.m.

FSSW

N 21

at San Antonio

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

N 23

vs. LA Clippers

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

N 25

at Cleveland

6:30 p.m.

FSSW

N 27

vs. New Orleans

6 p.m.

FSSW

N 30

vs. San Antonio

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

D 1

at Charlotte

6 p.m.

FSSW

D 3

vs. Chicago

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

D 5

vs. Charlotte

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

D 7

vs. Sacramento

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

D 9

vs. Indiana

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

D 10

at Houston

7 p.m.

FSSW

D 12

vs. Denver

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

D. 14

vs. Detroit

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

D 16

at Utah

9:30 p.m.

FSSW, ESPN

D 18

vs. Sacramento

6 p.m.

FSSW, NBA-TV

D 19

at Denver

8 p.m.

FSSW

D 21

at Portland

9 p.m.

FSSW, NBATV

D 23

at L.A. Clippers

9:30 p.m.

FSSW, NBA-TV

D 26

at New Orleans

7 p.m.

FSSW

D 27

vs. Houston

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

D 29

at LA Lakers

9:30 p.m.

TNT

D 30

at Golden State

9:30 p.m.

FSSW

J 3

vs. Washington

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

J 5

vs. Phoenix

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

J 7

vs. Atlanta

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

J 9

at Minnesota

7 p.m.

FSSW

J 12

x-at Phoenix

9 p.m.

FSSW

J 15

vs. Minnesota

3 p.m.

FSSW

J 17

at Chicago

7 p.m.

FSSW

J 19

at Miami

6:30 p.m.

FSSW

J 20

vs. Utah

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

J 22

vs. LA Lakers

2:30 p.m.

FSSW

J 25

vs. New York

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

J 26

at Oklahoma City

7 p.m.

TNT

J 29

at San Antonio

6 p.m.

FSSW

J 30

vs. Cleveland

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

F 1

vs. Philadelphia

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

F 3

at Portland

9:30 p.m.

FSSW, ESPN

F 6

at Denver

8 p.m.

FSSW

F 7

vs. Portland

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

F 9

vs. Utah

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

F 11

vs. Orlando

8 p.m.

FSSW

F 13

vs. Boston

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

F 15

at Detroit

6:30 p.m.

FSSW

F 17-19

All-Star Weekend in New Orleans

F 24

at Minnesota

7 p.m.

FSSW, ESPN

F 25

vs. New Orleans

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

F 27

vs. Miami

8:30 p.m.

TNT

M 1

at Atlanta

6:30 p.m.

FSSW

M 3

vs. Memphis

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

M 5

vs. Oklahoma City

7:30 p.m.

FSSW, ESPN

M 7

vs. LA Lakers

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

M 10

vs. Brooklyn

8 p.m.

FSSW

M 11

vs. Phoenix

8 p.m.

FSSW

M 13

at Toronto

6:30 p.m.

FSSW

M 15

at Washington

6 p.m.

FSSW

M 17

at Philadelphia

6 p.m.

FSSW

M 19

at Brooklyn

11 a.m.

FSSW

M 21

vs. Golden State

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

M 23

vs. L.A. Clippers

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

M 25

vs. Toronto

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

M 27

vs. Oklahoma City

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

M 29

at New Orleans

7 p.m.

FSSW

M 31

at Memphis

7 p.m.

FSSW

A 2

at Milwaukee

2:30 p.m.

FSSW

A 4

at Sacramento

9:30 p.m.

FSSW

A 5

at LA Clippers

9:30 p.m.

FSSW, ESPN

A 7

vs. San Antonio

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

A 9

at Phoenix

5 p.m.

FSSW

A 11

vs. Denver

7:30 p.m.

FSSW

A 12

at Memphis

7 p.m.

FSSW

x-in Mexico City

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