Rafael Hettsheimeir Rumors
That leaves little room for Brazil’s Rafael Hettsheimeir, a 6-10, 260-pound center who has drawn the attention of several NBA teams. The 26-year-old plays in the Spanish League and some international reports have suggested that the Mavericks have offered him a deal. That may be the case, but Nelson said nothing is close to happening, at least not with the Mavericks. Hettsheimeir may have to work through some physical problems before the Mavericks or any other NBA team is ready to commit to him.
The Dallas Mavericks have had talks with Rafael Hettsheimer but haven’t made an offer to the Brazilian center, a source close the situation said Monday. Website Basketeria.com.br (in Portuguese) reported that the Mavs have made an offer to the 6-foot0-10, 260-pounder who has been playing in Spain, similar to the path taken by San Antonio Spurs forward Tiago Splitter. The source said the Mavs have had talks with the Brazilian but reports of an offer are premature.