Dallas Mavericks

Mavericks closing out free agency by acquiring Bogut, signing Barnes, others

Dallas Mavericks forward Jeremy Evans is on the way to Indiana.
Dallas Mavericks forward Jeremy Evans is on the way to Indiana. AP

DALLAS – Andrew Bogut is officially a member of the Dallas Mavericks.

The Mavericks acquired center Andrew Bogut along with a future second-round pick from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for a future conditional second-round pick.

Bogut (7-0, 260) is an 11-year veteran with career averages of 10.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.6 blocks and 29.4 minutes per game in 644 games (630 starts) with Milwaukee and Golden State. He earned All-NBA Third Team honors with the Bucks in 2009-10 and was named NBA All-Defensive Second Team with the Warriors in 2014-15. He was also a member of the Warriors’ 2015 NBA championship team.

A native of Melbourne, Australia, Bogut was selected by Milwaukee with the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. He became the first Australian ever taken with the top pick. Bogut appeared in all 82 games for the Bucks in 2005-06, earning NBA All-Rookie First Team honors after finishing the season with averages of 9.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. He averaged a double-double in three consecutive seasons with Milwaukee from 2008-11. In 2009-10, Bogut averaged a career-high 15.9 points to go along with 10.2 rebounds per game en route to being named All-NBA Third Team.

Mavericks also traded forward Jeremy Evans and some cash to the Indiana Pacers.

Evans used his Twitter account to verify the trade.

Parting ways with Bogut, who will get an $11 million salary in Dallas, allowed the Warriors the cap space to come to verbal agreement with Oklahoma City free agent forward Kevin Durant on a new contract.

The Mavericks signed Evans to a two-year contract last summer. In 30 games for the Mavs this past season, Evans averaged 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds while playing just 8.4 minutes in 30 games.

Slated to make $1.2 million next season, Evans had season-ending arthroscopic surgery on March 17 to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

The Mavericks have also signed Harrison Barnes and will move quickly on free agents Dirk Nowitzki (two years, $40 million), Deron Williams (one year, $10 million), Dwight Powell (four-years, $37 million) and Seth Curry (two years, $6 million).

Dwain Price: 817-390-7760, @dwainprice

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