The Dallas Mavericks swung a sign-and-trade deal to obtain Darren Collison, former starting point guard of the Indiana Pacers, and shooting guard Dahntay Jones.
Dallas and Indiana agreed to a deal that ships away Collison and Jones in exchange for Ian Mahinimi. Collison, the staple of this deal, will likely fill the starting point guard position left vacant by Jason Kidd’s departure to the New York Knicks.Last season Collison averaged 10.4 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.1 rebounds in 31 minutes of gameplay during 60 regular season games for the Pacers.
Next season Collison will have a new set of teammates that he’s responsible for distributing the ball to and keeping involved in the offense. One of which is Chris Kaman.
Kaman, a pure center who averaged 13.1 points and 7.7 rebounds in 47 games for the New Orleans Hornets last season, agreed to a one year deal with the Mavericks, according to an anonymous ESPN league source.