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Devin Harris spent his first four seasons in Dallas, helping the Mavs reach the 2006 NBA Finals, then was traded for some dude name Jason Kidd during the 2008 All-Star break. Since then, Kidd helped win a title for the Mavs, while Harris has played for the Nets, Jazz and Hawks.
Now, the team that took a gamble on him 10 years ago, is giving him a second chance.
The Mavs officially signed Harris, after a month since free agency has begun. Harris was set to join the Mavs earlier last month, but failed a physical exam after showing a toe injury.
Dallas also dipped into San Antonio’s system and signed big man Dejuan Blair. Blair, who played all four years with the Spurs, was once a starter until Tiago Splitter came along and had a career year last season. He is set to receive the veteran’s minimum at $1.4 million.
In 251 games, Harris averaged 9.4 ppg and 3.4 apg. He shot 48 percent in his last season with the Mavs and ever since, has struggled from the field. Harris is a career 44 percent shooter, but shot 44, 44, 40, 43, 41, 45, and 44 in the years after Dallas.
Harris will likely be Jose Calderon’s backup and the two will help mentor and form rookie guard Shane Larkin into a bona fide point guard.
Blair, the 2009 Big East POY out of Pittsburgh, has averaged 7.8 ppg and 5.8 rpg while shooting 53 percent in his four years with San Antonio.
Blair and Harris are one of nine new faces for the Mavericks. Along with rookies Larkin, Gal Mekel and Ricky Ledo, the Mavs also signed Calderon, Monta Ellis, Samuel Dalembert, and Wayne Ellington.
Mark Cuban, who was trying to sign Dwight Howard (who ended up going to Houston), thinks the team is better off not signing Howard. Instead of getting an all-star center, the Mavs have gone on to fill their roster with depth and players with experience, something that was similar to their title team in 2011.
BEST OF MAXIM
Erbie Bowser, a former Mavericks male cheerleader, went on a murderous rampage looking for his ex-girlfriend in a suburban Dallas neighborhood late Wednesday night.
DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Mavericks have signed free-agent center DeJuan Blair, giving them a full roster of 15 players.
Terms of the deal announced Wednesday weren't released, but it's reportedly a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum of slightly less than 1 million.
Blair figures to be the third option behind Samuel Dalembert and Brandan Wright, but he once...
Former Dallas Mavericks dancer, Erbie “E-Luv” Bowser of the all fat male Maniaacs dance team, went off last night and killed four people and injured a whole lot more.
I feel like I’ll never be able to understand why someone would just lose it and go on killing spree, and that’s something I’m perfectly content with.
Deadspin has all the details of this horrific attack....
The Dallas Mavericks have signed free-agent center DeJuan Blair, giving them a full roster of 15 players.
Terms of the deal announced Wednesday weren't released, but it's reportedly a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum of slightly less than $1 million.
Blair figures to be the third option behind Samuel Dalembert and Brandan Wright, but he once was a starter...
Aaron Allen, father of one of four people believed to have been murdered by an Army veteran and former Dallas Mavericks “ManiAACs” member in suburban Dallas, perhaps put it best when asked what he hopes happens to Erbie Bowser.
“I hope they put him in a cell with a bunch of dads,” Allen told CBS DFW11.
Bowser, 44, is charged with four counts of capital murder for the killings...
Former Dallas Mavericks dancer all-fat-male Maniaacs dance team, Erbie “E-Luv” Bowser, was reportedly involved in a shooting spree on Wednesday night in which Bowser allegedly killed four people and injured others. E-Luv reportedly entered his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in Dallas late Wednesday night and opened fire, killing two people.
Bowser then drove to DeSoto, Texas, where...
A former dancer with the Dallas Mavericks “all-fat-male” Maniaacs dance team, 44-year-old Erbie “E-Luv” Bowser, allegedly went on a killing spree Wednesday night, killing four people including his ex-girlfriend and her 17-year old daughter.
According to the Dallas Observer, the rampage started around 10:30 last night. Bowser walked into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment...
Thursday night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC, Mark Cuban took the chance to voice his opinions on one of the biggest controversies in sports right now and the Dallas Mavericks owner was sure to not hold back any of his feelings to the late-night talk show host.
When Leno asked Cuban if the Rodriguez suspension was fair, the Mavericks owner didn't shy away from the...
Former Dallas Mavericks dancer allegedly responsible for deadly shooting spree<
In what appears to be a domestic tragedy, a former dancer for the Dallas Mavericks all male dance team, the ManiAAcs, is suspected of going on a deadly rampage that has left four people dead, and another four wounded.
According to police, 44-year-old Erbie Bowser, also known as “E...
ON THE MARK?
Mark Cuban, in an interview with Jay Leno on his late show, explained his belief that Bud Selig behaves like the "mafia" regarding MLB policy.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban joined Jay Leno on The Tonight Show on Thursday. Here are some highlights.
Jay Leno on the A-Rod suspension ... was it fair?
Mark Cuban: Horrible. I think it's disgraceful what major league baseball is trying to do to him. Not that he doesn't deserve to be suspended. He does. But they have policies in place first-time offender 50 games second time...
Mark Cuban sat down with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show last night. (He may or may not have been wearing blackface.) Asked about Bud Selig's 211 game suspension of Alex Rodriguez, Mark called it 'horrible.'
"I think it's disgraceful what Major League Baseball is trying to do to him. Look, it's not that he doesn't deserve to be suspended. He does. They...
What’s the Haps for August 8th? LeBron takes selfies during jury duty, a former Dallas Mavericks dancer allegedly kills some people, an awesome homerun catch and more. The Links - LeBron James is taking pictures of himself as he heads into jury duty (Photos) Oh, selfies. What did we do before you existed? The Awesome The post The Haps – 8/8: The Awesome World of Minor League...
(Photo Credit: Tonight Show—NBC)Tell us what you really think, Mr. Cuban, sir. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban didn't hold anything back when he appeared on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno. After excoriating MLB for making Alex Rodriguez's suspension time "personal", he went on to calculate his own likelihood of ever getting a baseball franchise: "...