Monta Ellis says he had to do ”60 percent of everything” in Golden State and Milwaukee.

Since the new Dallas Mavericks guard might use that to explain why he shot an alarmingly low 29 percent from 3-point range last season, he’s about to find out if a little help will make any difference.

That’s because new backcourt mate Jose Calderon wants to be the facilitator for Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki and everyone else on a roster that is going through its third makeover in as many seasons.

”Maybe not going to be fancy passes for me,” Calderon said with a smile. ”Just effective. That’s what I do.”

Ellis and Calderon were among seven free agents introduced in Dallas on Thursday. The list included an old Maverick in Devin Harris, who started his career in Dallas as a top five pick nine years ago, and a returning one in Brandan Wright, who figures to be the backup to another newcomer in Samuel Dalembert.

Reported by the Associated Press