DALLAS — Former West Virginia forward Devin Ebanks is seeking to hook on with another NBA team after being released by Dallas.

The Mavericks on Tuesday waived four players, including Ebanks, who had signed a non-guaranteed contract that would have been worth $884,293 had he made the opening-day roster.

Ebanks received a two-game suspension by the NBA last week after pleading no-contest to a DUI arrest in Hollywood in November 2012. When and if another team signs him, Ebanks must sit out the first two regular-season games.

The NBA regular season opens next week.

After being drafted by the Lakers in 2010, Ebanks spent three seasons in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old has averaged 3.6 points and 1.9 rebounds in 63 regular-season games. His playoff totals include six starts in nine appearances, averaging 4.1 points and 2.2 rebounds.

Viewed as a long shot to stick with the Mavericks, Ebanks was waived along with former Syracuse center Fab Melo and forwards Renaldo Balkman and D.J. Kennedy.

In 69 games covering two seasons at West Virginia, Ebanks averaged 11.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists and played a key role in the Mountaineers reaching the 2010 Final Four.

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Comments

  • Jeff

    Evans has done well for himself. If he could shoot & score, somebody would pick him up.

    • Jeff

      This smartphone changed Ebanks to Evans. My fault.

  • Ed

    Since he is still young and if he works hard he could land on another team - just needs to stay out of trouble...he had a DWI

  • Rick S.

    Actually, on the court (as opposed to in the courtroom), Devin Ebanks is a Bob Huggins success story. Ebanks was a talented player who came to WVU majoring in NBA-prep to learn from Huggins how to improve his game for the next level. Ebanks played well for WVU, and then moved on to the NBA, where he became a wealthy man. No, he has not been a superstar, but he has done well for himself.

    • Grant

      This. Three years in the NBA is not being a failure. Devin most likely already earned more money than William has entire working life.

  • William

    He got some good instruction and training from Bob "Sweatsuit" Huggins"

    • Say What

      And apparently you got nothing

    • Patrick

      William, you are a joke.

    • Watta Dummy Williamis

      Apparently he did. Isn't that a Lakers uni he's wearing in this picture? They paid for it by the way. He didn't pick it up at the Dick's Sporting Goods store in the mall.

    • William

      Huggins = DUI
      Ebanks = DUI