Mavs Sign Stackhouse

7-13-07 - The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have re-signed guard/forward Jerry Stackhouse. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

“We are happy to have Jerry back”, said Head Coach Avery Johnson. “He had other opportunities, but to have a veteran such as Stack is positive for us. He is a tough-minded physical player and one of the best reserves in the league. He knows the system and has come up big for us in the past so we know we can count on him in the future."

Stackhouse (6-6, 218) played the last three seasons with the Mavericks after being obtained in a trade with the Washington Wizards along with Christian Laettner and the draft rights to Devin Harris for Antwan Jamison and cash considerations on June 24, 2004. Last season, he played 67 games starting eight times. In those games, he averaged 12.0 points, 2.8 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 24.1 minutes. He shot 42.8% (280-654 FGs) from the field, a career-high 38.3% (62-162 3FGs) from 3-point range and 84.7% (182-215 FTs) from the free throw line. Among league leaders, he ranked 22nd in free throw percentage and 39th in 3-point field goal percentage.

The 12-year pro scored in double figures 38 games in 2006-07, including nine outings of 20 points or more and one night topping 30 points. Against Phoenix on March 16, he scored a season-high 33 points (12-20 FGs, 5-6 3FGs, 4-5 FTs) in a season-high 42 minutes. He also led the team in assists 12 times and in steals 13 times. In two of the last three seasons, he finished among the top three in voting for the Sixth Man of the Year award.

In 786 games with 549 starts, Stackhouse owns career-averages of 19.2 points, 3.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 34.3 minutes per game. He has also appeared in 59 playoff games with 14 starts, while averaging 15.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 32.0 minutes per game.

Originally the third overall selection by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1995 NBA Draft, Stackhouse has played with four teams (Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington and Dallas). He is a two-time NBA All-Star (2001 and 2001) and ranked second in the league in scoring (29.8 ppg) with the Pistons in 2000-01.

Born and raised in Kinston, North Carolina, Stackhouse attended the University of North Carolina. He played with the Tar Heels for two years before entering the draft after his sophomore season. As a sophomore, he was named First Team All-America by the Associated Press and National College Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated. On December 18, 1999, he graduated from UNC with a degree in African-American Studies.