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The Los Angeles Clippers have traded for forward Johnathan Motley from the Dallas Mavericks, in a move first reported by Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times and then confirmed by both teams via news releases.
The Clippers will also receive the rights to Renaldas Seibutis, while sending the draft rights to Maarty Leunen and $50,000 back to the Mavericks. Dallas has also opened a two-way contract slot as a results of the deal.
Motley, a 6-foot-9, 238-pound power forward, averaged 8.7 points and 4.5 rebounds in 16.0 minutes in 11 games (4 starts) for the Mavericks last season, while shooting 53.3 percent from the field and 53.6 percent from the free-throw line.
The 23-year-old went undrafted in 2017 out of Baylor University.
Seibutis, 33, is a 6-5 guard and was a second-round pick by Dallas in 2007. He is playing in Lithuania and also plays for its national team.
Leunen, a 6-9 forward, was a second-round pick by the Clippers in 2008. The 32-year-old is currently playing in Italy. He played collegiately at the University of Oregon.