Apr 16, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Utah Jazz forward Richard Jefferson (24) at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Mavericks announce signing of Richard Jefferson

The Dallas Mavericks signed forward Richard Jefferson, but it wasn’t until today that the Mavericks officially announced the deal.

From the Dallas Mavericks website:

The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent forward Richard Jefferson. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Jefferson (6-7, 234) is a 13-year veteran with career averages of 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 32.1 minutes in 934 games (772 starts) with New Jersey, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Golden State and Utah. He appeared in two NBA Finals as a New Jersey Net alongside former Mavericks Jason Kidd and Vince Carter and won a bronze medal as a member of Team USA at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Last season, Jefferson played in all 82 games (78 starts) for Utah averaging 10.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 27.0 minutes while shooting .450 from the field, .409 from three-point range and .741 from the foul line.

Contract details always leak even though the Mavericks don’t release them and it is reportedly a one-yar, $1.4 million deal according to Dwain Price of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

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