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The Indiana Pacers are sending guards Darren Collison and Dahntay Jones to the Dallas Mavericks for center Ian Mahinmi.
Jones' agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the trade Thursday. Both teams declined comment.
Collison lost his starting job to George Hill late last season after starting 135 games for the Pacers in two seasons. He averaged 13.2 points and 5.1 assists two years ago and 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds this past season.
Jones, a defensive stopper, struggled to find playing time because of Indiana's depth. He joined the Pacers for the 2009-10 season and started 31 games in three years. He averaged 5.3 points in 16.2 minutes per game last season.
Mahinmi, an athletic Frenchman, started 12 games for the Mavericks last season and averaged 5.8 points.
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Chris Kaman may need a primer on what constitutes "big news." Moments before announcing that he had signed a one-year deal with the Mavericks, the 7-footer out of Central Michigan tweeted a photo of a dead rodent he found in his gym Wednesday morning as "part of the big news." "I think it's a muskrat?!" Kaman wrote. We'll take your word for it...
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The Dallas Mavericks struck out on free agent priority Deron Williams, a loss that set back the franchise's hopes of contending for another title in the twilight years of Dirk Nowitzki's career. Then Dallas opted not to match a contract offer the Boston Celtics made to Jason Terry, and days later, Jason Kidd stunned the franchise by passing on the Mavericks' offer to...
The Dallas Mavericks are set to sign free agent center Chris Kaman, reports The Dallas Morning News.
The deal is expected to be for one season.
Kaman confirmed the news himself via Twitter.
"Partnering up with @swish41 (Dirk Nowitzki) and heading to the Mavs..." Kaman posted on @ChrisKaman.
Kaman spent last season in New Orleans, playing in 47 games and averaging 13...
It seems Dahntay Jones and the Celtics will always be related. Drafted with the #20 pick in the 2003 NBA draft, Jones was soon after dealt to the Memphis Grizzlies in the deal that got us Kendrick Perkins.
Four years later Dahntay was part of the Celtics crew that flew to Rome for the preseason, the year we won #17. He was cut before the regular season started. Two years later...
The Pacers have acquired Ian Mahinmi in a sign-and-trade agreement from Dallas in exchange for Darren Collison and Dahntay Jones.
(26) Miles Plumlee, PF; (36) Orlando Johnson, SG
Most of the 1st round had no shocking picks until the Pacers took Plumlee with the 26th pick in the 1st round. Plumlee is a beast in workouts because his strength and athletic ability really shows but when it’s game time you don’t see any of that. Last year at Duke he only averaged 6.6 points per game. Plumlee...
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The Dallas Mavericks finally delivered something to their fans this offseason. And while rifle-wielding, deer-hunting Chris Kaman clearly isn’t Deron Williams, Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, or even Jason Kidd, he still is a decent consolation prize.
Kaman confirmed the signing on Twitter, then expressed his excitement for Texas’ gun laws (or lack there of).
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