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Mavericks sign seven-year veteran center JaVale McGee

Center JaVale McGee, a seven-year NBA veteran, signed with the Dallas Mavericks.
Center JaVale McGee, a seven-year NBA veteran, signed with the Dallas Mavericks. AP

Free agent center JaVale McGee signed with the Dallas Mavericks, the team said Thursday.

The 7-foot, 270-pound McGee is a seven-year veteran who appeared in 23 games for Denver and Philadelphia last season, averaging 4.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 11.1 minutes per game.

He has career averages of 8.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 19.9 minutes per game in 382 games (158 starts), which included a stop in Washington.

McGee’s father, George Montgomery, was a second-round draft pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in 1985 and his mother, Pamela McGee, played in the WNBA for the Los Angeles Sparks and Sacramento Monarchs.

Mavericks tickets

Dallas Mavericks individual tickets are on sale and can be purchased through mavs.com.

Full season, half season and 10-game mini plans are available.

The Mavericks open their season Oct. 28 at Phoenix.

The home schedule is highlighted by the Nov. 11 game against DeAndre Jordan and the Los Angeles Clippers and two visits from the NBA’s reigning MVP Stephen Curry and the champion Golden State Warriors on Dec. 30 and March 18.

Referee-CBA deal

The NBA and the National Basketball Referees Association reached a deal on a seven-year collective bargaining agreement.

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