The Mavericks announced two signings late Friday night. On Saturday, they cut both Justin Jackson and E.J. Onu.
The moves were done strictly to fortify the Texas Legends’ roster. If Jackson or Onu don’t get an NBA contract before the Legends open training camp on Oct. 25, they at least will have a basketball home.
Below are the two releases.
MAVERICKS SIGN JUSTIN JACKSON AND E.J. ONU
DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed forward Justin Jackson and forward E.J. Onu. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Jackson (6-8, 220) was the 15th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings and holds career averages of 6.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists with Sacramento, Dallas, Oklahoma City and Milwaukee. The Houston native was previously traded to the Mavericks on Feb. 6, 2019 in a deal that sent Harrison Barnes to the Kings and finished that season with the Dallas in the NBA bubble. Last season, Jackson won an NBA championship as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Onu (6-11, 230) went undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft after four years at Shawnee State where he was named First Team NAIA All American while leading the Bears to an NAIA championship. Onu played in four games for the Mavericks at the MGM Resorts Summer League in Las Vegas averaging 1.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per contest.
MAVERICKS REQUEST WAIVERS ON JACKSON AND ONU
DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have waived forwards Justin Jackson and EJ Onu.
The Mavericks’ roster now stands at 17 players heading into the team’s regular season opener at Atlanta on Thursday, Oct. 21.