Veteran forward Richard Jefferson is set to sign with the Mavericks on a deal that would bring him back to Dallas for the 2015/16 campaign, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports (Twitter links). It will be a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum, Spears relays.
Jefferson joins point guard J.J. Barea, who is nearing an agreement of his own with the Mavs, in returning to a revamped Dallas squad. Athletic big man DeAndre Jordan is also set to join the team, having reached a deal with the Mavs on a four-year, $80MM contract earlier today. Dallas nabbed swingman Wesley Matthews on Thursday, in what has been a hectic few days for the team since the free agent signing period commenced.
The 35-year-old appeared in 74 games for the Mavs last season, including 18 starts. Jefferson notched averages of 5.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 0.8 assists in 16.8 minutes per night. His career numbers through 14 NBA seasons are 13.9 PPG, 4.3 RPG, and 2.2 APG, with a slash line of .465/.380/.771.