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Mavs sign Josh Akognon to 10-day contract

4/3/2013

The Dallas Mavericks announced Wednesday that they have signed free-agent guard Josh Akognon to a 10-day contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 5-foot-11 combo guard averaged nearly 30 points per game in China this season and will take the roster spot of Justin Dentmon, who was informed after Tuesday night's loss to the Lakers that he wouldn't be receiving a second 10-day deal.

Akognon spent the 2012 preseason with the Mavs before signing with the Liaoning Jiebao Hunters of the Chinese Basketball Association. In 36 games with the Hunters, he averaged 29 points and 3.1 rebounds in just under 25 minutes per game.

Akognon is expected to join the team in Denver and be available for the game against the Nuggets on April 4.