Stoudemire joined the Mavericks after clearing waivers Wednesday, two days after the New York Knicks let him out of his contract with a buyout.

The six-time All-Star forward signed for the prorated veteran minimum of about $460,000, and the deal was announced about the same time he was expected to be on a flight to Oklahoma City with his new teammates. The Mavericks return from the All-Star break at the Thunder on Thursday night.

The 32-year-old Stoudemire, in his 13th season, will back up center Tyson Chandler and forward Dirk Nowitzki and restore some of the frontcourt depth Dallas lost when Brandan Wright went to Boston in the December trade that brought Rajon Rondo.

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