Mavs sign Ben Bentil, Quinn Cook to fill spots following roster shuffle

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks have signed rookie forward Ben Bentil to a 10-day contract to fill one of the two spots from a roster shake-up that came at the trading deadline.

The addition of Bentil on Sunday puts the Ghana native in position to make his NBA debut. The former Providence player was drafted in the second round by Boston but was waived during the preseason.

Bentil has played in the NBA Development League and in China since the Celtics let him go. He played 13 games in two stints with Fort Wayne in the D-League, interrupted by an 11-game stint with Xinjiang in China.

The Mavericks also signed PG Quinn Cook to a 10-day deal, filling the other spot.

Cook, who played for Duke's 2015 national championship team, was averaging 26.1 points and 6.7 assists for the D-League's Canton Charge this season. He earned MVP honors in the D-League's All-Star Game.

The Mavs considered Cook before signing Yogi Ferrell, now their starting point guard, to a 10-day deal in January. Cook will be making his NBA debut.

The Mavericks had two roster spots after sending Andrew Bogut and Justin Anderson to Philadelphia in a deal for Nerlens Noel and waiving guard Deron Williams.

ESPN's Tim MacMahon contributed to this report.