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Richard Jefferson signs with Dallas Mavericks as possible replacment for Vince Carter

Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson drives to

Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson drives to the hoop in the first half against the Nets at the Barclays Center on Nov. 5, 2013. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent forward Richard Jefferson as a possible replacement for Vince Carter off the bench.

Terms of the contract announced Monday weren't released, but it is reportedly a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of $1.4 million.

Jefferson started 78 games for Utah last year but figures to be used as a 3-point threat coming off the bench. That was the role last season for Carter, who signed with Memphis as a free agent.

The 34-year-old Jefferson has averaged 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in a 13-year career that started in New Jersey, where he went to the NBA Finals twice with Jason Kidd and Carter. He played in the 2001 NCAA title game with Arizona.


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