Bucks to sign Stackhouse

Marc Stein – ESPN.com

The Milwaukee Bucks will sign veteran guard Jerry Stackhouse to a
contract for the rest of the season, according to NBA front-office

Sources told ESPN.com that Stackhouse is expected to formally sign with
the Bucks on Monday or possibly Tuesday after the Martin Luther King
Jr. holiday.

The former All-Star guard has been looking for a new team since the summer and was targeted by the Bucks — who began play Sunday two games out of the final playoff spot in the East — after Michael Redd suffered a season-ending knee injury this past Sunday in Los Angeles against the Lakers.

Foot and knee problems limited Stackhouse to just 10 games last season with Dallas, but the 35-year-old has insisted for months that he is healthy and ready to return to the league.

After an audition for the New York Knicks in August, Stackhouse rejected an invitation to Houston Rockets training camp in October to replace the injured Rashad McCants when the Rockets told Stackhouse he’d have to win a roster spot in camp to stick.

Stackhouse has a lifetime scoring average of 18.4 points per game and has made two trips to the All-Star Game in a 14-season career with four teams. He became an unrestricted free agent in July after the Memphis Grizzlies bought out the final year of his contract for $2 million after Stackhouse was included in the four-team trade headlined by Dallas’ acquisition of Shawn Marion and Toronto’s sign-and-trade acquisition of Hedo Turkoglu.


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