Thursday , Sep , 17 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Greg Ostertag Seeking Comeback with Dallas Mavericks

Duncanville native and former Utah Jazz center Greg Ostertag said Monday that he would love to make an NBA comeback after three seasons in retirement and Dallas is his dream destination.

The Mavericks’ obvious hole on the roster? A backup center to Erick Dampier.

"Everyone knows how bad I’ve wanted to play in Dallas," Ostertag said. "I grew up there. They were my favorite team growing up. I’d play there in a second. … That would be the ultimate way to end my career."

President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said the 7-2, 36-year-old Ostertag is on the Mavericks’ radar, but with the roster situation, some things would have to happen for them to make a serious run at him. The team is always open to trading and could pursue some two-for-one or even three-for-one deals that might open a roster spot.