Mavs Sign Free Agent PG Jose Calderon
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The Dallas Mavericks have finalized a deal with free-agent point guard Jose Calderon.
The deal was announced on Thursday. Agent Mark Bartelstein said last week the contract was worth $29 million over four seasons.
He has career averages of 10.1 points and 7.2 assists and is a 40 percent shooter from 3-point range. The 6-foot-3 Spaniard led the NBA in 3-point shooting at 46 percent last season (130-282).
He had spent his entire eight-year career with Toronto before going to Detroit in a three-team deal that included Memphis’ Rudy Gay.
The 31-year-old Calderon played professionally in Spain for six seasons before coming to the NBA. He made his Spanish league debut with Lucentum Alicante in 2000.
Darren Collison, who agreed to a two-year deal with the Clippers this week, started 47 games for the team last season. Calderon joins Devin Harris and Gal Mekel as point guards signed by the Mavs this offseason.
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