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April 13, 2013 Updates

The Mavericks on Saturday announced they've signed guard Josh Akognon to a rest-of-the-season contract after Akognon's original 10-day deal expired Friday. ESPNDallas.com has learned that Akognon's deal includes a team option for the 2013-14 season that will, at the very least, ensure he's a Maverick through the summer. Akognon made his NBA debut in Wednesday's home loss to Phoenix and made his only shot in totaling two points and an assist in four minutes. ESPN.com

April 3, 2013 Updates

Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavs on Thursday will sign Josh Akognon to a 10-day deal. The high-scoring sharpshooter from Cal State Fullerton went to training camp with the Mavs but ended up returning to China to play for Liaoning when he was Dallas' final cut before opening-night rosters were finalized. ESPN.com

Akognon is meeting the team in Colorado, sources said, in advance of the Mavs' game Thursday against the Denver Nuggets. 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 he wouldn't be receiving a second 10-day deal. ESPN.com

October 18, 2012 Updates

Though he’d shown the ability to make 3-pointers and his hustle was off the charts, Josh Akognon has been waived by the Mavericks, bringing their roster down to the maximum 15 players. Akognon, out of Cal State-Fullerton, had played in China last season. Dallas Morning News

September 27, 2012 Updates
September 24, 2012 Updates

Scoring point guard Josh Akognon, who has Nigerian roots,confirmed he will open the training camp with the Dallas Mavericks starting within the next few days. Sharp shooter Akognon led the Kings with the 19.3 points per game during the summer. The player has admitted that Mavs’ owner Mark Cuban was the main reason behind his decision. “He talked about how they had just lost Jason Terry, and they had lost J.J. Barea the year before. Those guys were not true point guards, either, but they were able to learn the position. For him to have that much enthusiasm in my game — no other owner was calling my agent” said Akognon last week. Click here for more. SuperSport

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