The Mavericks’ training camp roster filled up quickly Tuesday morning.
A plethora of signings were made official on the first day that individual workouts began at the team’s training facility.
The list of signings includes J.J. Barea, who will be back for his 14th NBA season and 11th with the Mavericks, and Wes Iwundu, who spent his first three seasons in the league with the Orlando Magic.
In addition, draftee Tyrell Terry (31st overall) signed his contract, as did free agents Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Burke, Devonte Patterson and Freddie Gillespie. Also, Nate Hinton signed a two-way deal. All of these signings were previously reported by numerous outlets.
Following are the news releases for each signing:
MAVERICKS RE-SIGN GUARD JOSE JUAN BAREA
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have re-signed guard Jose Juan Barea. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Barea (5-10, 180) holds career averages of 8.9 points, 3.9 assists and 19.6 minutes in 831 games (107 starts) with Dallas and Minnesota. In an additional 50 playoff games (11 starts) for Dallas, Barea averages 7.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 19.7 minutes. The point guard helped the Mavericks to their first NBA title in 2011, appearing in 21 games throughout the run.
Barea has played 11 of his 14 NBA seasons with the Mavericks. Among franchise leaders, he ranks fifth in games (637), seventh in 3-pointers made (596) and eighth in assists (2,441).
The Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, native went undrafted in the 2006 NBA Draft and was signed by Dallas as a rookie free agent on Aug. 17, 2006. Barea attended Northeastern University where, as a senior, he averaged 21.0 points, 8.4 assists and 4.4 rebounds for the Huskies.
MAVERICKS SIGN FORWARD WES IWUNDU
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent forward Wes Iwundu. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Iwundu (6-6, 195) was selected by Orlando with the 33rd pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. In three seasons with the Magic, he averaged 4.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 17.6 minutes in 182 games (46 starts). Iwundu also made nine starts with the G League Lakeland Magic as a rookie, contributing 15.2 points and 8.4 rebounds in 35.3 minutes.
Iwundu, a Houston native, played four seasons with Kansas State (2013-17) and averaged 9.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists while setting a program record for games started (124). His 185 defensive rebounds in 2016-17 are the second most in program history. Iwundu was named Third Team All-Big 12 following his junior and senior seasons.
Iwundu would become the second K-State alumni to appear in a game for the Mavericks. Mavs legend Rolando Blackman, who currently serves as the organization’s VP of corporate relations, enjoyed a four-year career with the Wildcats (1977-81) before playing 11 of his 13 NBA seasons in Dallas.
MAVERICKS SIGN TREY BURKE
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed guard Trey Burke. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Burke (6-0, 185) returned for his second stint with Dallas in 2019-20 after signing as a substitute player on July 1, 2020, prior to the restart in Orlando. He saw action in all eight (one start) of the team’s seeding games in the bubble, averaging 12.0 points, 3.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 23.9 minutes per game. Burke also appeared in all six (three starts) of Dallas’ first round playoff games against the L.A. Clippers, averaging 12.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 26.0 minutes.
The seven-year veteran holds career averages of 10.6 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 23.0 minutes in 394 games (129 starts) with Utah, Washington, New York, Dallas and Philadelphia. He has compiled averages of 10.3 points, 2.9 assists and 19.0 minutes in 33 regular season games (two starts) with the Mavericks.
Burke was originally acquired by the Mavericks in the seven-player trade that brought Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee to Dallas on Jan. 31, 2019. After playing in 25 games for Dallas over the second half of the 2018-19 season, Burke signed with Philadelphia as a free agent on July 30, 2019. He appeared in 25 games for the Sixers in 2019-20, before being waived on Feb. 6 and subsequently signing with Dallas.
Burke was an early entry candidate for the 2013 NBA Draft after his sophomore season at Michigan. He was selected ninth overall by Minnesota before having his draft rights traded to Utah for the 14th and 21st picks.
The Columbus, Ohio, native was named the National College Player of the Year, a consensus First Team All-American and the Bob Cousy Award winner as a sophomore while helping the Wolverines reach the national championship game in 2013.
After wearing No. 23 with Dallas in 2018-19 and No. 32 for the Mavericks in the bubble, Burke will don No. 3 for the club in 2020-21.
MAVERICKS SIGN CENTER WILLIE CAULEY-STEIN
The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have signed center Willie Cauley-Stein. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Cauley-Stein (7-0, 240) holds career averages of 9.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.8 blocks and 23.5 minutes per game in 349 games (238 starts) with Sacramento, Golden State and Dallas. The six-year veteran, who is a career 53.9% shooter, has shot at least 50% from the floor in each of his NBA seasons, including a career-high 57.9% (175-302 FG) last year.
Cauley-Stein spent the first half of the 2019-20 campaign with the Warriors. He was acquired by Dallas on Jan. 25, 2020, in exchange for a 2020 second round pick. He appeared in 13 games (two starts) with the Mavericks, averaging 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 12.1 minutes before the NBA season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cauley-Stein did not participate in the NBA restart (personal reasons).
The Spearville, Kansas, native was the sixth overall pick by Sacramento in the 2015 NBA Draft after a three-year college career at Kentucky. He earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors following his rookie campaign.
As a junior at Kentucky (2014-15), Cauley-Stein was named First Team All-SEC, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and a consensus First Team All-American. Cauley-Stein was also a two-time All-SEC Defensive Team selection (2013-14, 2014-15) and garnered SEC All-Freshman Team honors for the Wildcats in 2012-13.
MAVERICKS SIGN TYRELL TERRY
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed second round pick Tyrell Terry. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Terry (6-2, 175) was selected 31st overall by Dallas after spending one season at Stanford. He started all 31 games in which appeared for the Cardinal, averaging 14.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting 44.1% (147-333 FG) from the field, 40.8% (61-152 3FG) from beyond the arc and 89.1% (98-110 FT) from the foul line.
The Minneapolis native garnered Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors last season and his 14.6 ppg marked the second-highest scoring average by a Stanford freshman in school history.
Terry will wear No. 1 for Dallas.
MAVERICKS SIGN NATE HINTON TO TWO-WAY CONTRACT
The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have signed rookie free agent guard Nate Hinton to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hinton (6-5, 210) went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft after two seasons at the University of Houston. He earned American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team honors in 2018-19 and All-AAC Second Team accolades in 2019-20 while helping the Cougars capture back-to-back regular season league titles for the first time since 1983 and 1984.
As a sophomore, Hinton averaged 10.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 30.3 minutes per game in 31 games (all starts) while shooting 38.7% (46-119 3FG) from beyond the arc. He ranked ninth among NCAA Division I guards in rebounding, including fourth in the AAC. Hinton also finished sixth in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage and 15th in steals.
Hailing from Gastonia, North Carolina, the same hometown as Mavericks assistant coach Darrell Armstrong, Hinton garnered NCISAA Class 2A All-State and Gaston Gazette Player of the Year honors as a senior while finishing his high school career with 2,217 points.
Hinton will wear No. 14 for the Mavericks.
MAVERICKS SIGN GILLESPIE AND PATTERSON, COMPLETE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed rookie free agent forwards Freddie Gillespie and Devonte Patterson. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Gillespie (6-9, 245) went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft after finishing his college career at Baylor. Last season, as a senior, he was named the Big 12 Most Improved Player while garnering Second Team All-Big 12 and Big-12 All-Defensive Team accolades. Gillespie also became the first Baylor men’s basketball player to earn Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.
The former walk-on transfer led the Bears to a 26-4 record last season, including five weeks ranked as the nation’s No. 1 team, the longest streak by any program since 2015. He averaged 9.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 2.2 blocks and 28.4 minutes per game in 30 games (all starts) and ranked third in the Big 12 in both redounding and blocked shots.
Prior to playing at Baylor, Gillespie earned All-MIAC and All-MIAC Defensive Team honors for Division III Carleton College. The Saint Paul, Minnesota, native did not begin playing basketball until eighth grade and stood at 5-11 entering high school.
Gillespie will wear No. 32 for Dallas.
Patterson (6-7, 205) also went undrafted in 2020 after finishing his college career at Prairie View A&M, where he helped the Panthers to back-to-back regular season titles and undefeated record at home in his two seasons with the program (2019, 2020). Last season, as a senior, he averaged 15.8 points (.465 FG%), 6.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 28.8 minutes in 24 games (19 starts) en route to garnering SWAC Player of the Year honors.
The Bridgeport, Texas, native played his first two collegiate seasons at Ranger College (NJCAA) before transferring to Prairie View A&M. He led Bridgeport High School to the UIL Class 4A state championship in 2015.
Patterson will wear No. 23 for the Mavericks.
The Mavericks’ 20-man training camp roster is now complete.