Official release

Mavericks sign forwards Justin Jackson, E.J. Onu

Justin Jackson played 29 games for the Mavericks in 2019 and won an NBA championship with the Bucks last season.

Justin Jackson played 29 games for Dallas in 2019 after coming over in a trade with Sacramento.

DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks announced Friday they have signed forward Justin Jackson and forward E.J. Onu. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Jackson (6-8, 220) was the 15th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings and holds career averages of 6.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists with Sacramento, Dallas, Oklahoma City and Milwaukee.

The Houston native was previously traded to the Mavericks on Feb. 6, 2019 in a deal that sent Harrison Barnes to the Kings and finished that season with the Dallas in the NBA bubble. Last season, Jackson won an NBA championship as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Onu (6-11, 230) went undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft after four years at Shawnee State where he was named First Team NAIA All American while leading the Bears to an NAIA championship. Onu played in four games for the Mavericks at the MGM Resorts Summer League in Las Vegas averaging 1.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per contest.