Rumors: Dallas Mavericks sign Chris Silva to 10-day contract

Dallas Mavericks, Chris Silva
Dallas Mavericks, Chris Silva / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks plan to be active and aggressive on the trade market before the Feb. 9 trade deadline, and they are exploring deals that could land them a second star. Dallas has reportedly made every player not named Luka Doncic available in trade talks, but those are not the only moves the team is making.

HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto reported that the Mavs are signing Chris Silva to a ten-day contract. The team wasted no time in making the move for 26-year-old forward official. Silva has not played in an NBA game this season, but he was playing well in the G League before signing with Dallas.

Here is a look at what Silva brings to the Mavericks and why his signing could tip off the team’s plans at the trade deadline.

Rumors: Dallas Mavericks sign Chris Silva to 10-day contract

During the G League showcase cup, Silva averaged 13.6 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steal, and 1.7 blocks in 26.3 minutes per game over 18 contests. His scoring is up, but his defensive stats and minutes are down during the G League regular season, but the 6’8 forward is a versatile defender and strong rebounder, which are two things the Mavs desperately need.

Fans should not expect him to play massive minutes during this ten-day contract. Head coach Jason Kidd may give him a shot with Christian Wood and Maxi Kleber out. Silva’s signing likely means both players will remained sidelined until close to the All-Star break.

The Mavericks could also be proactively signing Silva if they believe they are going to make a 3-for-1 trade at the deadline. Dallas will need to sign players if such a deal goes down, and they could quickly convert Silva from a ten-day to a standard contract. Does this signing mean a blockbuster is on the horizon? Maybe. Fans will have to stay tuned to find out.

Next. 1 trade target for Mavs to consider at every position. dark