Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Lue officially signs with Mavs

Tyronn Lue signed with the Mavericks for the rest of the season just minutes ago. The veteran point guard will be at tomorrow’s practice and could be in uniform Thursday against Houston at American Airlines Center.

Avery Johnson and Jason Terry both addressed Lue’s addition last night at Utah. Read about it below or in the Mavs-Jazz notebook at mavs.com.

Here are the details from the press release announcing the signing: Lue (6-0, 175) played 33 games for Atlanta this season and averaged 6.8 points and 1.8 assists in 17.1 minutes. On February 16, he was traded from Atlanta to Sacramento, along with guard Anthony Johnson, centers Sheldon Williams and Lorenzen Wright and a 2008 second round draft choice, but never saw action with the Kings due to a left calf strain.

The 10-year pro has career averages of 9.1 points, 3.4 assists and 1.8 rebounds while shooting 43.6% from the field in 493 total games with five different teams (Los Angeles Lakers, Washington, Orlando, Houston and Atlanta).

Last season, Lue had the best scoring season of his career as he averaged 11.4 points, along with 3.6 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 0.4 steals in 26.6 minutes per game with the Hawks. He won NBA Championships with the L.A. Lakers in 2000 and 2001.

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