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Posted by Rob Mahoney on July 8, 2009 under News, Roster Moves | Be the First to Comment

The Mavs have signed Quinton Ross to a contract, the official terms of which have not been disclosed.

Ross is a good pick-up provided his salary commitment is minimal, which in all likelihood, it is.  He’s essentially an Antoine Wright clone, though he’s probably a little quicker on his feet.  It’s also worth noting that Ross shot the three at a markedly better rate last season (37.5% on 1.3 attempts, vs. Wright’s 30.5% on 2.3 attempts), despite playing for a Grizzlies team that didn’t have the defensive draw of a Dirk Nowitzki or a Jason Terry.  Ross played his best days with the Clippers in their 2005-2006 moment of glory, during which he was a teammate of James Singleton.

Donnie Nelson’s take, as per the press release: “Quinton has been part of the Dallas basketball fabric for many years…We are happy and proud to bring him home [Ed. note: Ross played his high school ball at Kimball and in college at SMU]. His athleticism, defensive versatility and experience will add depth to our backcourt.”