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Charlie Villanueva is making his case for a Mavericks roster spot

Even if he doesn't stick in Dallas, the much-maligned big man has shown he still has some game in the pre-season. When it comes to the back end of the roster, one of the big pre-season storylines has been the play of Charlie Villanueva, who has made a strong case for a spot on the team. Villanueva came into training camp ago as the longest of long shots, signed to an unguaranteed contract on a team that didn't have any open roster spots. After seeing his play decline in each of his five seasons with the Detroit Pistons, he posted career-low numbers across the board last season and looked...

Charlie Villanueva to make Mavs roster?

When Charlie Villanueva signed a make-good contract with the Dallas Mavericks, most observers didn't give the forward much of a chance to make the reg...
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Charlie Villanueva w/ 16 points in 11 minutes - Charlie Villanueva (F) Dallas Mavericks

Charlie Villanueva caught fire in 11 fourth-quarter minutes of Sunday's exhibition, scoring 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting with four 3-pointers.

Challenge for Charlie V.: Prove he can defend

DALLAS – A conversation with coach Rick Carlisle convinced veteran power forward Charlie Villanueva to accept a camp invitation from the Dallas Mavericks over other nonguaranteed offers. “He was just like, ‘There is a legitimate chance of you making this roster, but you’ve got to want it,’” Villanueva said. “I like that. I love that. He wasn’t giving it to me. I have to earn it. That’s what I want.
Veteran forward Villanueva impressing Mavericks

Veteran forward Villanueva impressing Mavericks

Charlie Villanueva is reinventing himself and has good shot at making the 15-man roster.

Charlie Villanueva has shot to make Mavs' roster

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks guaranteed Charlie Villanueva nothing but a chance to compete for a roster spot when he signed this summer. Villanueva, the nine-year NBA veteran whose once promising career fizzled the last few seasons with the Detroit Pistons, has a legitimate shot. That’s in large part because of Villanueva’s long-distance shooting range. “You’ve got to guard Charlie when he walks in the tunnel,” coach Rick Carlisle said, right after Villanueva knocked down 22 of 25 3-point attempts in a post-practice shooting drill.

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