Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has agreed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, who waived Ryan Broekhoff to create a roster spot for their new addition.
Kidd-Gilchrist completed his buyout with the Charlotte Hornets over the weekend.
After averaging only 8.6 points per game in eight seasons with the Hornets, Kidd-Gilchrist will get a change of scenery.
He will provide the Mavericks with solid defense that will be needed to guard some of the more talented wing players in the Western Conference.
The 29-year-old Broekhoff appeared in 59 games and averaged 10.7 minutes per game in his two seasons with the Mavericks.
Though he wasn’t used much, Broekhoff is a career 40.3 percent three-point shooter.
The Aussie was a favorite in the locker room, as he was beloved by his teammates.
After the news of his release, Broekhoff posted on Instagram to thank several people: