Dallas Mavs sign Charlie Villanueva

September 23, 2014

The Dallas Mavericks signed free agent forward Charlie Villanueva today.  As a stretch 4, Villanueva might be able to provide a perimeter threat off the bench when Mavs star power forward Dirk Nowitsky gets his rest.

The 6'11" Villanueva spent his the last five seasons with the Detroit Pistons.

The former University of Connecticut standout was originally drafted by the Toronto Raptors with the 7th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. After two seasons in Storrs, Conn., Villanueva declared for the NBA Draft. He earned Big East All-Rookie Team honors and a NCAA National Championship as a freshman and was the team’s MVP as a sophomore averaging a team-high 13.6 points per game.

Villanueva's best year was back in 2008-09 when he averaged 16.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in his final season with the Milwaukee Bucks. Villanueva holds career averages of 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 23.1 minutes in 530 career games (158 starts) with Toronto, Milwaukee and Detroit.

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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