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NBA roundup: Ellis agrees to sign with Mavericks

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The Dallas Mavericks agreed to a three-year deal with free agent guard Monta Ellis, ESPN.com reported Friday.

The deal is reportedly for at least $25 million, but could reach up to $30 million depending on the Mavericks' salary cap space after completing other deals being worked on.

Ellis joins an overhauled backcourt that includes point guard Jose Calderon and Devin Harris.

Ellis has a career scoring average of 19.4 points per game and last season averaged 19.2 points and 6.0 assists for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Also the Mavericks are negotiating with free-agent center Samuel Dalembert and signed first-round pick Shane Larkin and Israeli free-agent point guard Gal Mekel.

---The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets officially announced the blockbuster trade that sent forwards Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and guard Jason Terry to the Nets.

Garnett, Pierce and Terry will be introduced by the Nets during a press conference Thursday at Barclays Center.

The Celtics received Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks, Kris Humphries, Keith Bogans via a sign-and-trade, Kris Joseph and first-round draft picks in 2014, 2016 and 2018. The Celtics can also trade first-round picks with the Nets in 2017.

The Nets also acquired forward D.J. White from the Celtics. Brooklyn has until Aug. 1 to keep, trade or waive White.

---The Celtics bought a full-page advertisement in the Boston Globe to thank Garnett and Pierce.

The ad reads "Thank you for your heart, for your passion, for your sacrifice, for playing through the pain, for bleeding green, for honoring tradition, for an amazing ride, for restoring Celtic pride for Banner 17."

---The Los Angeles Lakers officially announced the signing of free agent center Chris Kaman.

Terms of the deal were not announced by the team, but, according to multiple reports, the 7-foot Kaman agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.2 million.

Last season, he played for the Dallas Mavericks and averaged 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in a career-low 20.7 minutes in 66 games, including 52 starts.

Kaman presumably will become the Lakers' starting center, taking the place of the departed Dwight Howard.

---The Cleveland Cavaliers announced the signings of guard Jarrett Jack and forward Earl Clark.

Terms of the deals were not disclosed by the team, but Jack's contract is for four years and could reach $25 million, according to multiple media reports.

---The Atlanta Hawks announced they re-signed free agent guard/forward Kyle Korver to a new contract.

Terms were not disclosed by the team. Media reports have indicated that it is a multiyear deal.

Korver has averaged 9.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 24.8 minutes in 10 NBA seasons.

---The Minnesota Timberwolves announced they re-signed forward Chase Budinger.

Budinger, 25, averaged 9.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 22.1 minutes over 23 games last season. He missed 59 games after having knee surgery.

The Timberwolves also signed free agent guard/forward Corey Brewer.

Brewer, 27, averaged 12.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 82 games last season for the Denver Nuggets.

---The Phoenix Suns announced signed first-round draft pick Archie Goodwin.

The Suns acquired Goodwin's rights in a draft trade with the Golden State Warriors. He was taken 29th by the Warriors and sent along with Malcolm Lee to the Suns for the No. 30 pick.

---The Suns also announced that No. 5 overall draft pick Alex Len had successful right ankle surgery. He is expected to be ready for the regular season.
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