Report: Mavericks Sign Charlie Villanueva to Non-Guaranteed Deal

by September 09, 2014
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Free agent forward Charlie Villanueva made his choice between the LA Clippers and Dallas Mavericks, and reportedly inked a non-guaranteed deal with the Mavs.

Villanueva will try to win his job at training camp. Per ESPN:

The Mavs have 15 players with guaranteed contracts — the league’s limit for a regular-season roster — so Villanueva will have a difficult time making the team. He is a candidate to serve as a reserve stretch power forward, a role player the Mavs did not have on the roster after voiding Rashard Lewis’ one-year deal due to his need for knee surgery.

 

The 6-foot-11, 240-pound Villanueva, 30, has averaged 11.5 points and 5.1 rebounds in nine NBA seasons. However, his production plummeted after signing a five-year, $38 million deal with the Detroit Pistons that expired last season.