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Mavs' Chris Kaman to make debut

Center Chris Kaman has been declared ready to make his Dallas Mavericks debut.

Kaman, who missed the first two games of the season due to a strained right calf, plans to play in Saturday night's home opener against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Kaman, 30, was a full participant in practice Friday for the first time since straining the calf on Oct. 17.

The Mavs waited to see how the calf responded to a day of work before declaring the 7-footer fit to play.

Durability is the biggest concern about Kaman, a skilled big man who signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Mavs this offseason. He missed a total of 152 games over the previous five seasons due to a variety of injuries.

Backup point guard Rodrigue Beaubois is a game-time decision after twisting his left ankle during Friday's practice. The oft-injured former first-round pick missed four preseason games after spraining that ankle.