Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Reports: Diop returning to Big D

Gana Diop is heading back to Mavs, according to various reports, including Marc Stein at ESPN. The 7-footer has agreed to a five-year deal starting at the mid-level exception. Contracts can’t be signed until July 9.

Diop spent 2 ½ seasons in Dallas before being shipped to New Jersey as part of the Jason Kidd trade. The fan favorite played an integral role in the Mavs’ drive to the NBA Finals two years ago. The defensive-minded center helps shore up the middle along with Erick Dampier.


Anonymous said...

are you sure about that?

berto xxx

Lizzy said...

YAY Gana!! I knew he'd be back after the trade went down!

Go Mavs!!

breker said...

Diop will be a welcome sight for the Maverick fans to see back on the court.It will make Dirk and Kidds job a whole lot eaiser.good to get him back.

JB said...

This is indeed a great news. I do remember him playing in the series against the Spurs as a part of our three headed center. He definitely is welcome back to Dallas