The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have requested waivers on forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu, despite the fact that “Pops” is a cool first name.
Mensah-Bonsu (6-9, 240) played for the Mavericks in the Vegas Summer League and Rocky Mountain Revue during the summer of 2006 and was signed by Dallas as a rookie free agent on Aug. 3, 2006.
In his rookie season, Mensah-Bonsu saw action in 12 games for Dallas and averaged 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in 5.9 minutes per game. He participated in the inaugural D-League All-Star Game on Feb. 17 during All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas and led the Eastern Division All-Stars to a 114-100 victory en route to being named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
InsideHoops.com editor says: There’s no guarantee any other team picks Bonsu-Mensah up. He’s right on the fence and isn’t a lock to stay in the league. He could get signed, but he may have to just attend someone’s training camp and earn a deal there.