Mavericks Sign Forward Sasha Pavlovic To 10-Day Contract

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  • For Immediate Release
  • January 10, 2011

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed forward Sasha Pavlovic. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pavlovic (6-7, 235) is a seven-year NBA veteran and joins the Mavericks as a free agent. He holds career averages of 5.5 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 16.5 minutes in 452 career games (127 starts) with Utah, Cleveland and Minnesota.

Originally a first round draft pick (19th overall) of the Utah Jazz in 2003, Pavlovic played one season in Utah before being selected by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2004 expansion draft and traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a first round draft pick. Pavlovic played in Cleveland from 2004-2009 and had a career year in 2006-2007 when he averaged 9.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists while helping the Cavaliers win the Eastern Conference Championship and earn a trip to the 2007 NBA Finals.

The native of Bar, Yugoslavia, was also a member of the Serbia and Montenegro 2004 Olympic Team that competed in Athens, Greece.