DALLAS (AP) - It looks as if Jerry Stackhouse is sticking with
Dallas. A team official close to the negotiations says the veteran
forward has agreed a three-year deal to remain the Mavericks' sixth
The 32-year-old Stackhouse was a free agent for the first time
and could have gone for one last big payday and another chance to
be a starter. But he's apparently comfortable with his role with
the Mavs and is staying true to his vow of re-signing.
Stackhouse has spent the last three seasons in Dallas, where
he's reinvented himself as instant offense off the bench after
years as one of the league's top scorers.
Stackhouse averaged a career-low 12 points last season while
helping the Mavericks win a franchise-best 67 games before being
ousted in the first round of the playoffs. He averaged 13 points
the previous season, helping the Mavericks reach the N-B-A finals.