Mavericks Sign Free Agent David Lee
- For Immediate Release
- February 22, 2016
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent forward/center David Lee. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a related move, the Mavericks also requested waivers on guard John Jenkins.
Lee (6'9, 245) was originally drafted by the New York Knicks with the 30th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. He spent the first five years of his career as a Knick before signing as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors prior to the 2010-2011 season. He played five seasons with the Warriors before being traded to the Boston Celtics this past offseason.
The two-time NBA All-Star (2010, 2013) holds career averages of 14.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 30.9 minutes in 725 career games (494 starts) with New York, Golden State and Boston. Lee was named All-NBA Third Team in 2013 and was a member of Golden State's 2015 World Championship squad.
The St. Louis, Missouri, native was waived by the Celtics February 19 and cleared waivers before the Mavericks signed him as a free agent. Lee will wear number 42.
Jenkins was signed by the Mavericks as a free agent on July 24, 2015. he saw action in 21 games for Dallas this season (1 start) and averaged 3.3 points and 1.0 rebound in 9.2 minutes per contest.