Charlie Villanueva returning to Mavs on one-year deal

Forward Charlie Villanueva has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources.

Villanueva will make the veteran’s minimum, sources told His contract is fully guaranteed, unlike the deal he signed last season, when he earned a roster spot after receiving an invitation to Dallas’ training camp.

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According to Dirk, Charlie Villanueva beat Rondo in Connect Four

Things did not end well for Rajon Rondo in Dallas. He openly feuded with Rick Carlisle, the Mavs didn’t give him a share of their playoff earnings and he parted ways with the team thanks to a “back injury.” Nothing went right for Rondo in Dallas. Even Connect 4, a game that Rondo truly has a passion for, didn’t go in his favor.

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Charlie V. filling void with ‘flamethrower’

DALLAS — Charlie Villanueva describes his tenure with the Dallas Mavericks as a humbling experience, having had to fight for a roster spot in training camp and wait almost a third of the season to get a real crack at the rotation.

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Foul ball: Mavericks fall to Rockets in ‘ugly’ preseason opener

DALLAS — It was only fitting that free throws decided this preseason opener between the Interstate 45 rivals.

The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets combined to shoot 109 free throws Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center. The final few, which Houston forward Kostas Papanikolaou made with two-tenths of a second remaining, were the difference in the Rockets’ 111-108 victory.

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Villanueva has shot to make Mavs’ roster

Charlie Villanueva knocked down 22 of 25 3-point attempts in a post-practice shooting drill.

DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks guaranteed Charlie Villanueva nothing but a chance to compete for a roster spot when he signed this summer.

Villanueva, the nine-year NBA veteran whose once promising career fizzled the last few seasons with the Detroit Pistons, has a legitimate shot. That’s in large part because of Villanueva’s long-distance shooting range.

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