Jeff Withey
Jeff Withey is headed to the Dallas Mavericks on a one-year deal (Jim Mone/AP)

The Dallas Mavericks have signed center Jeff Withey to a one-year deal, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed but the deal is likely for the veteran minimum.

This will be Withey’s third stop in his five years in the NBA. He has previously spent two years with both the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz.

Withey’s signing comes at a time when the Mavs’ center of the future remains unsigned. Restricted free-agent center Nerlens Noel has not yet been signed to a contract after being traded to Dallas midseason and it’s not clear what his immediate or long-term future with the team will be.

Withey has created a solid career from being a backup center. He appeared in 51 games with the Jazz last year, averaging 2.9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in 8.5 minutes.

The big man was formerly accused of domestic violence by his ex-fiancée but he was cleared of all charges after the police investigation.

Withey joins a center rotation consisting mainly of Salah Mejri, Dwight Powell, and Noel if he is back as expected.


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