DALLAS (AP) The Mavericks signed free-agent center Samuel Dalembert on Thursday for a second stint in Dallas, and re-signed forward Charlie Villanueva.
Dalembert started 68 of his 80 games for Dallas during the 2013-14 season, averaging 6.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while playing 20 minutes per game. He was part of a multiplayer trade that sent him to the New York Knicks after last season.
Dalembert, the only Haitian-born player in the NBA, has averaged 7.7 points and 7.8 rebounds in 886 career games with Philadelphia, Sacramento, Houston, Milwaukee, Dallas and New York.
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In 64 games for Dallas last season, Villanueva averaged 6.3 points and 2.3 rebounds while making 38 percent of his 3-pointers (83 of 221).