Dallas Mavericks sign two veterans as part of offseason effort

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announced Wednesday the signing of veteran guard and guard-forward Shawn Marion, who averaged 12.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Mavs in 2017-18.

The deal is for a total of $6.5 million, according to The Associated Press.

Marion was the second-highest scoring guard in the NBA last season behind the 6-foot-11 Nerlens Noel.

The 26-year-old Marion averaged 9.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest last season and was a finalist for the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year award.

Marion played in three playoff games for the Mavericks, averaging 12.4 points, 3.3 assists and 3.2 rebounds per.

The Mavericks were eliminated in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs by the Golden State Warriors.

Marion had a team-high 15.7 points per game last season for the Dallas Mavericks, who finished last in the West.