The Dallas Mavericks have completed a sign-and-trade deal sending center DeJuan Blair to Washington in exchange for the rights to Emir Preldzic.
DeJuan Blair has been suspended for Game 5 of the first-round series against San Antonio for kicking the Spurs’ Tiago Splitter in the head.
Wright led the Mavericks with 19 points, Jose Calderon got the offense going early and finished with 18, and Dallas shrugged off the absence of Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-93 Saturday night.
Monta Ellis hit a 21-foot jumper at the buzzer and the Dallas Mavericks snapped the Portland Trail Blazers’ four-game winning streak with a 108-106 victory on Saturday night.
The Mavericks controlled the boards, out-rebounding the Lakers 50-35 and shot 13-for-27 (48.1%) from beyond the arc en route to a 123-104 win.
The Dallas Mavericks have officially signed free agent big man DeJuan Blair, a a four-year veteran drafted 37th overall by the Spurs in 2009.