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Mavericks to sign Kevin Willis, pending physical

3/30/2007 - NBA Kevin Willis Dallas Mavericks + more

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks will sign 44-year-old forward
Kevin Willis to a 10-day contract Monday if he passes a physical.

Dallas coach Avery Johnson said Friday the 7-foot Willis would
be signed to give the team another big man for the postseason.

"He'll be around our big guys at practice to bang on them,"
Johnson said. "Hopefully we can get him in good enough shape to
play in an emergency and maybe give us a couple of fouls."

Willis is a veteran of 20 NBA seasons and played in 29 games for the Atlanta Hawks in 2004-05. He was not on an NBA roster last
season.

Willis has averaged 12.2 points and 8.4 rebounds during his
career, and he would be the oldest active player in the league if
signed.