Mavericks re-sign G-F Stackhouse

Jul 13, 2007 - 6:39 PM DALLAS (Ticker) -- The Dallas Mavericks retained a key ingredient Friday, re-signing swingman Jerry Stackhouse.

Terms were not disclosed, but the Dallas Morning News reported on its web site that Stackhouse signed a three-year deal worth $21 million.

"We are happy to have Jerry back," Mavericks coach Avery Johnson said. "He had other opportunities, but to have a veteran such as Stack is positive for us. He is a tough-minded physical player and one of the best reserves in the league."

A 12-year veteran and two-time All-Star, Stackhouse averaged 12.0 points in just over 24 minutes per game last season for the Mavs, who went an NBA-best 67-15 during the regular season.

On a team whose lack of toughness was exposed in a stunning first-round playoff loss to Golden State, Stackhouse averaged 14.3 points during the six-game series.

In two of the last three seasons, Stackhouse, 32, has finished among the top three in voting for the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award.

Selected third overall by Philadelphia in 1995, Stackhouse has career averages of 19.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 786 career games.

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