The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have re-signed free agent forward Brian Cardinal. InsideHoops.com hears that it is likely a one-year deal for the veteran minimum.
Cardinal (6-8, 240) joined the Mavericks last season as a free agent and was a significant contributor during the Mavericks World Championship run. In 2010-11, Cardinal averaged 2.6 points, 1.1 rebounds and 10.8 minutes while shooting 43.0 percent from field goal range and 48.3 percent from behind-the-arc in 56 games (4 starts).
The Tolono, Ill., native is an 11-year veteran who holds career averages of 5.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 10.8 minutes in 412 games with Detroit, Washington, Golden State, Memphis, Minnesota and Dallas.