NBA Rumors: Von Wafer Reportedly on the Verge of Signing with the Mavericks

Randy LutzCorrespondent IFebruary 21, 2010

HOUSTON - APRIL 30:  Forward Von Wafer #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 30, 2009 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Vakeaton Quamar Wafer, better known as Von Wafer and most recently of the Houston Rockets, is reportedly very close to signing a deal with the Dallas Mavericks following a recent workout in Dallas.  

In his most recent NBA assignment, Wafer played in 63 games, starting 11 of them and averaging 9.7 ppg. He was a significant part of the 2008-2009 Houston playoff run (that was eventually shut down by the Los Angeles Lakers, the team that originally drafted Wafer), as he shot nearly 40% from behind the three-point line, and averaged nearly nine points per game.  

Since then, Wafer spent time with the Greek team Olympiacos B.C. He recently worked out opposite free agent Rashad McCants, and apparently impressed Mavericks coaches and staff more than McCants, who reportedly worked his way off the Mavericks' radar.

Wafer himself says on his Twitter page that he is close to signing with a team, although he did not specify which team. It's believed that he needs to only pass a physical at this point.  

I will keep followers of this story updated as it unfolds.