Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News reports (via blog):

DeShawn Stevenson staying with Mavericks

Guard DeShawn Stevenson will return to the Mavericks next season after exercising his player option to do so last week, his agent Mark Bartelstein said Monday.

Bartelstein said it was the right move for Stevenson after considering the free agent market this summer and after playing limited minutes for Dallas last season.