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Mavs set to cut Ledo to clear spot for Stoudemire

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The Dallas Mavericks plan to waive swingman Ricky Ledo to clear a roster spot for forward/center Amar’e Stoudemire.

Stoudemire, whose contract was bought out by the New York Knicks on Monday, is expected to sign with Dallas after he clears waivers Wednesday afternoon.

“We talked to Ledo today and informed him that if the Stoudemire transaction goes through, that he will be waived tomorrow afternoon, just after 4 p.m,” coach Rick Carlisle told reporters Tuesday afternoon. “If something happens and the Stoudemire transaction doesn’t go through, then he’ll remain with the Mavericks.”

Ledo was selected by the Mavericks in the second round of the 2013 draft, but he spent most of the subsequent time playing for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. He appeared in five games for Dallas this season, missing all six of his shots from the floor and scoring one point.

Last season, Ledo played in 11 games with the Mavericks and averaged 1.7 points.

Stoudemire is expected to make his Mavericks debut Thursday against the Thunder in Oklahoma City.

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