DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks made some minor moves Thursday when they traded forward Jeremy Evans, the rights to guard-forward Emir Preldzic and cash considerations to the Indiana Pacers for the rights to center Stanko Barac.
The Mavs also signed Argentina small forward Nicolas Brussino to a partially guaranteed three-year contract on Thursday for the veteran minimum.
Barać (7-1, 280) is a Croatian who averaged 6.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 17 games last season while playing for Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano (Italy). He also helped Olimpia win the Italian Cup in 2016, and has played pro ball in Bosnia, Herzegovina, Spain, Turkey and Croatia.
Evans signed with the Mavs as a free agent last summer and averaged 2.4 points in 8.4 minutes while playing 30 games this past season. Evans wound up undergoing season-ending surgery on Mar. 17 to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
The 6-9, 220-pound Preldžić last played for Darüşşafaka Spor Kulübü (Turkey) and averaged 6.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 31 games.
Also, Bruissino played for Penatrol in Argentina last season and is part of the Argentina National Team.