Mavericks Acquire Forward Eduardo Najera

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MAVERICKS ACQUIRE FORWARD EDUARDO NAJERA

DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have acquired forward Eduardo Najera from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for forwards Kris Humphries and Shawne Williams.

Najera (6-8, 235) will be returning to Dallas after playing his first four professional seasons for the Mavericks. Dallas originally acquired the rights to Najera in a draft night trade with Houston on June 28, 2000. He played in 208 games (34 starts) as a Maverick averaging 4.9 points and 3.9 rebounds in 17.4 minutes per contest. Najera also played in 39 postseason games with Dallas, including 19 games (5 starts) in 2003 when the Mavericks advanced to the Western Conference Finals.

The Chihuahua, Mexico native has played in 533 career games (82 starts) for four organizations (Dallas, Denver, Golden State and New Jersey) holding averages of 5.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in 18.9 minutes per game. He is a former standout at the University of Oklahoma where he played four seasons and was named First Team All-Big 12 and Third Team All-America as a senior.

Humphries played in 25 games for the Mavericks averaging 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game. Williams last saw action for the Mavericks at Memphis on January 4, 2009.