Dallas Mavericks Fill Roster Holes

Deron Williams is coming back for a second season with his hometown team, signing a $10 million, one-year free-agent deal Friday with the Dallas Mavericks.

Williams averaged 14.1 points and 5.8 assists last season for Dallas. The three-time All-Star had chosen the Nets over the Mavericks in free agency in 2012, but ended up in Dallas last year after accepting a buyout in Brooklyn.

Also on Friday, the Mavericks signed rookies A.J. Hammons, a center, and Dorian Finney-Smith, a forward.

The 7-foot Hammons was their only draft pick last month, selected 46th overall out of Purdue. The 6-8 Finney-Smith is a rookie free agent out of Florida.

JaVale McGee, a 7-foot center, was waived. He averaged 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds in 34 games for Dallas last season.

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