Mavericks Sign Ely and Douglas-Roberts

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  • For Immediate Release
  • October 27, 2012

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed forward/center Melvin Ely and forward Chris Douglas-Roberts. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Ely (6-10, 261) was the 12th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. He has played for five NBA franchises over his eight-year career (L.A. Clippers, Charlotte San Antonio, New Orleans and Denver) and has career averages of 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per game. His most recent NBA experience was in 2010-2011 season where he layed 30 games for the Nuggets and averaged 2.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game. In 2012, he played for Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rico.

Douglas-Roberts (6-7, 210) spent training camp with the Los Angeles Lakers where he averaged 4.0 points in 8.3 minutes over four games. He was waived on Monday, October 22. He is a three-year pro and was originally selected by the New Jersey Nets in the second round (40th overall) of the 2008 NBA DraftBA games (53 starts) for the Nets and Milwaukee Bucks and has averages of 7.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 20.6 minutes. Most recently, the 6-7 forward spent the 2011-2012 season playing for Virtus Bologna of the Italian League.

The Mavericks roster now stands at 18 players.