Dallas, TX

Free-agent guard Monta Ellis has agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to several sources.

A source said Ellis will receive as high as $30 million from the contract, depending on where Dallas ends up in terms of salary-cap space as it works on a number of deals.

At the minimum, the deal will be in the $25 million range, another source said.

Earlier, the Mavericks signed point guard Jose Calderon and former Mavericks guard Devin Harris to beef up their backcourt.

An eight-year veteran, Ellis averaged 19.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 6.0 assists with the Milwaukee Bucks.

In his career with the Golden State Warriors and Bucks, Ellis averaged 19.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists.

The Mavericks are negotiating with free agent center Samuel Dalembert after missing out on top free agent target Dwight Howard, who went to the Houston Rockets.

The Mavericks have also added two highly rated younger players -- first-round pick Shane Larkin and Israeli free agent point guard Gal Mekel -- to their backcourt rotation.


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