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NBA Notes: Mavs sign veteran Richard Jefferson
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The Dallas Mavericks on Monday signed veteran forward Richard Jefferson, according to a report by ESPN’s Marc Stein, via ProBasketballTalk. Jefferson’s reported deal with the Mavs is for one year at the league minimum.

Jefferson, a 2001 first-round pick out of the University of Arizona, played for the Jazz last season, averaging 10.1 points in 27 minutes per game. He also shot 40.9 percent on three-pointers.

Now 34 years old, Jefferson has averaged 14.5 points per game over the course of his career. He has not eclipsed that mark in a season since 2008-09 with the Bucks, however.

Jefferson has made two trips to the NBA Finals in his career, in 2002 and 2003 when he was with the New Jersey Nets.

Earlier in the offseason, the Mavs signed 25-year-old rising forward Chandler Parsons to a three-year, $46 million deal.


Spurs: Bonner re-signs with champs
Veteran forward Matt Bonner tweeted Sunday night that he has re-signed with the reigning NBA champion San Antonio Spurs.

The deal is for one year at the league minimum for the 10-year vet, according to Mike Monroe of the San Antonio News-Express, via ProBasketballTalk.

Bonner, nicknamed “Red Mamba,” averaged 3.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 11.3 minutes per game last season. However, he played a valuable bench role for the champs and started Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat.

Bonner has won two NBA titles with the San Antonio Spurs: 2007 and 2014.

The 6-foot-10 Bonner played collegiately at the University of Florida before being selected in the second round of the 2003 NBA draft.


USA: 19 chosen for roster
Coach Mike Krzyzewski hopes Derrick Rose's NBA comeback begins in a USA uniform.

Even if Rose isn't ready, the Americans have plenty of talent for another run at a world championship.

Rose and four returnees from the 2012 Olympic men's basketball champions were among the 19 players selected Monday for this summer's U.S. national team roster.

Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, James Harden and Anthony Davis were the four holdovers from London, and there were new additions of Toronto's DeMar DeRozan and Chandler Parsons, who is leaving Houston for Dallas.

Players will report to training camp this month in Las Vegas, where Rose will try to show he's recovered from his latest knee surgery.

"We'd like to see him play like the Derrick of old, because he's one of the best players in the world, an MVP in the NBA," Krzyzewski said during a conference call. "What we've heard is that he's in great shape."

The rest of the roster: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (Golden State), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland), Blake Griffin (Clippers), Paul George (Indiana), Damian Lillard (Portland), Gordon Hayward (Utah), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento), Bradley Beal (Washington), Andre Drummond (Detroit), Kenneth Faried (Denver) and Kyle Korver (Atlanta).

--Associated Press

SMU: Top recruit Mudiay to play overseas
DALLAS -- Prized SMU recruit Emmanuel Mudiay will pursue professional basketball opportunities overseas instead of playing for the Mustangs.

Coach Larry Brown said Monday that the decision by the 6-foot-5 McDonald's All-American point guard was based on a "hardship issue" and not any academic issues for the incoming freshman.

The coach says Mudiay had already been admitted into SMU.

In a statement, Brown said Mudiay "really wants to alleviate some of the challenges his family faces and recognizes he has an opportunity to help them now."

Mudiay averaged 16 points, six rebounds and four assists a game as a senior last season at Dallas Prime Prep Academy. He was considered by most as the nation's top high-school point guard in the class of 2014.

--Associated Press