Sources: Mavericks considering Hettsheimeir
JUL 09, 2012 9:37p ET
Hettsheimeir is a 6-foot-10, 260-pounder who some believe might have a similar career arc to countryman Tiago Splitter of the Spurs. Brazil is an increasingly rich source of NBA talent, with Nene, Anderson Varejao and Fab Melo among the name players emanating from there.
Experts say Hettsheimeir doesn't possess terrific NBA-level athleticism but he is a solid defender with a low-post game that could make him an effective Paul Millsap-like power forward.
Dallas has Dirk Nowitzki at that position, of course. But the Mavs are still in the market for big men, with Ian Mahinmi as a free agent and Brendan Haywood, Brandan Wright and rookie Bernard James as other candidates at the center position.