Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 7/9/12
DALLAS You were hoping for "Howard'' but you might have to settle for "Hettsheimeir." One potential Dallas Mavericks transaction has nothing to do with the other, really. But while the Orlando Magic's possible move of Dwight Howard to a new destination is the talk of the NBA and while the Mavs continue to be a longshot in such a pipedream acquisition sources tell us Dallas is considering an offer to Brazilian star Rafael Hettsheimeir. Hettsheimeir is a 6-10, 260-pounder who some thing might have a similar career arc as countryman Tiago Splitter of the Spurs. Brazil is an increasingly rich source of NBA talent, with Nene, Anderson Varejao and Fab Melo among the name players emanating from there. We're told that Hettsheimeir doesn't possess terrific NBA-level athleticism but that he's a solid defender with a low-post game that could make him an effective Paul Milsap-like power forward. Dallas has Dirk Nowitzki at the 4, of course. But the Mavs are still in the market for big me...
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