Mavericks Acquire Rights To Center Stanko Barac From Pacers

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  • For Immediate Release
  • July 7, 2016

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have acquired the rights to center Stanko Barac from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for forward Jeremy Evans, the rights to guard-forward Emir Preldzic and cash considerations.

Barac (7'1, 280) is a Croatian center who last played for Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano (Italy), averaging 6.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 17 games. He helped Olimpia win the Italian Cup in 2016. Barac has also played professtionally in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Spain, Turkey and Croatia.

Evans (6'9, 200) was signed as a free agent by Dallas on July 31, 2015. He appeared in 30 games (started two) for the Mavericks in 2015-2016, averaging 2.4 points in 8.4 minutes per game. Evans had season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder on March 17, 2016.

Preldzic (6'9, 220) last played for Darussafaka Spor Kulubu (turkey) and averaged 6.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 31 games.