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Mavericks Will Sign Free-Agent Alex English

Alex English, the eighth-leading scorer in NBA history, will sign a free-agent contract with the Dallas Mavericks to fill the hole left by Sam Perkins’ departure to the Lakers, the team said Tuesday.

“We’re excited to get him,” Maverick Coach Richie Adubato said. “He’ll take up some of the scoring punch with Perkins gone.”

Sources said English would get a one-year contract with an option for a second year and that it would be worth more than $1 million per season.

English, 36, played in 80 games for the Denver Nuggets and averaged 17.9 points and 3.6 rebounds despite diminished playing time last season.

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His 17.9 average marked the first time in 10 years he had averaged under 22 points.


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