The Mavericks also have new starters in the backcourt with Ellis and fellow free agent Jose Calderon, a point guard. Calderon signed a four-year, $29 million deal, and the agreement with Ellis is reportedly worth about $25 million over three years. Dallas decided not to bring back Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo after a one-year experiment with both.
Dallas will have three new starters for the second straight year to go with Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion.
The Mavericks have overhauled their roster all three offseasons since winning the franchise's first championship in 2011. With the longer contracts for Calderon and Ellis, that streak is likely to end next summer.