Dallas Mavericks Sign Naji Marshall To 3-Year, $27 Million Contract

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The Dallas Mavericks will be signing forward Naji Marshall,Marshall, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Marshall has agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal to join Dallas.

The team will use a major part of its $12.9 million midlevel exception to sign Najo Marshall, ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reports. reports. This signing suggests that the Mavericks will not be able to re-sign free agent forward Derrick Jones Jr.

Re-signing Jones was a majormajor priority for GM Nico Harrison heading into free agency. However, Jones’ move to Klutch Sports, which necessitates a 15-day wait period mandated by the NBPA to change representation, along with the team’s pursuit of a sign-and-trade deal for five-time NBA All-Star Klay Thompson, appears to have hindered the plans.

The Dallas Mavericks were still hopeful as ofof Sunday morning of landing Thompson and re-signing Jones, according to Marc Stein.

Marshall, 26, averaged 7.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 66 games with the New Orleans Pelicans last season. He also achieved a career-best shooting percentage of 46.3% overall, including 38.7% from deep.