Mavs acquire guard Darren Collison from Pacers
Dallas, TX, United States (4E Sports) – The Dallas Mavericks finally landed a point guard this offseason after pulling off a sign-and-trade deal with the Indiana Pacers for Darren Collison.
After missing out on the more marquee free-agent point guards this offseason, the Mavericks acquired Collison and feisty defender in Dahntay Jones by sending center Ian Mihinmi to the Pacers.
The Mavericks, who lost to the Brooklyn Nets in the Deron Williams sweepstakes and lost veterans Jason Kidd and Jason Terry to free agency, also signed veteran center Chris Kaman Wednesday to give their frontcourt a boost.
Drafted 21st overall by the New Orleans Hornets, the 24-year-old Collison played his first season with the Hornets before being traded to the Pacers in a three-way deal.
Collison averaged 10.4 points and 4.8 assists over three seasons.