Mavericks Waive Mbenga and Holloway

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  • For Immediate Release
  • October 2, 2012

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have waived Tu Holloway and DJ Mbenga. Both Holloway and Mbenga were signed as free agents on September 27.

Holloway (6-0, 190) played collegiately at Xavier University and went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft. In his four years as a Musketeer, he played 134 games and held career averages of 13.7 points, 4.1 assists and 1.2 steals per contest. As a junior, Holloway was Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and earned Third Team All-America honors from the Associated Press while averaging 19.7 points and 5.4 assists a game.

Mbenga (7-0, 240) is a native of Congo who was originally signed by Dallas as a rookie free agent on July 14, 2004 after playing with the Mavericks summer league squad. In his first stint with Dallas he saw action in 79 games averaging 1.3 points and 0.9 rebounds. Mbenga was waived by Dallas on October 30, 2007. Since his time in Dallas, Mbenga has played for Golden State, the L.A. Lakers and New Orleans. He holds career averages of 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in 234 games (4 starts).

The Mavericks' training camp roster now stands at 16 players and is listed below.

  • 10...Josh Akognon...G
  • 3...Rodrigue Beaubois...G
  • 42...Elton Brand...F
  • 25...Vince Carter...G
  • 4...Darren Collison...G
  • 9...Jae Crowder...F
  • 1...Jared Cunningham...G
  • 5...Bernard James...F/C
  • 30...Dahntay Jones...G/F
  • 20...Dominique Jones...G
  • 35...Chris Kaman...C
  • 0...Shawn Marion...F
  • 32...O.J. Mayo...G
  • 31...Dirk Nowitzki...F
  • 13...Delonte West...G
  • 34...Brenden Wright...F/C