Pavlovic 10-day makes total sense for Mavs

Published Jan. 10, 2011 12:32 p.m. ET

By Steve Hunt
January 10, 2010

Maverick fans expecting a big splash this week to fill an open roster spot might have been a bit underwhelmed when the club announced the signing of veteran guard Sasha Pavlovic to a 10-day contract on Monday. But while the Serbian national might not be a huge name, that doesn't exactly make him a complete spare.

First of all, the Mavs are going to look at him for 10 days in a true low risk scenario. If they like him, they can ink him to another 10-day and after that, decide whether or not they want to keep him for the rest of the year. Then again, if Donnie Nelson, Rick Carlisle and Company don