Mavericks sign Jamaal MagloirePosted by Inside Hoops
The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have signed center Jamaal Magloire. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. InsideHoops.com hears it may be a one-year contract for the league minimum. But that isn’t confirmed.
Magloire (6-11, 265) played 24 games for New Jersey this season and averaged 1.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 10.8 minutes. The eight-year pro has career averages of 8.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.0 block while shooting 47.9% from the field in 530 total games with four different franchises (Charlotte/New Orleans, Milwaukee, Portland and New Jersey).
In 2004 with New Orleans, Magloire was selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. He finished with 19 points, 8 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal in 21 minutes for the East. During that season, he ranked fifth in the NBA in offensive rebounds, tied for seventh in overall rebounds and tied for 27th in field goal percentage. Additionally, he was one of only four players in the Eastern Conference and 11 players in the entire NBA to average a double-double.
Magloire was the 19th overall selection in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets after playing four years for the University of Kentucky. He was a member of the Wildcats 1998 National Championship team.