Kyrylo Fesenko still a free agent, but not in game shape

Marc Stein of ESPN:

The Dallas Mavericks are back in the mix to land free-agent center Kyrylo Fesenko after the Golden State Warriors passed on the Ukranian big man, according to sources close to the situation.

Fesenko had committed to signing with the Warriors earlier this week, but sources told ESPN.com that Golden State and Fesenko "mutally" canceled their plans to finalize a one-year deal worth just under $1.1 million, in part because Fesenko needs an additional week or two to get into game shape after September knee surgery.

Sources said Fesenko is now leaning toward accepting the Mavs’ one-year minimum offer and is likely to make a decision by early next week.

Maybe after last night’s horrific defensive performance, the Pistons will look at Fesenko again. But if their lack of interest was mostly health-related, I can’t see them signing him now.