The Dallas Mavericks look drastically different after the All-Star weekend in their back yard.
While still leading the Southwest Division, the Mavericks lost
five of seven games before the break - a slump that showed the
necessity for change.
They got two-time All-Star guard Caron Butler, 7-foot center
Brendan Haywood and guard DeShawn Stevenson in a seven-player deal
with Washington over the weekend. Josh Howard, Drew Gooden and two
others were sent to the Wizards.
Dallas had its first practice since the trade on Monday. The
Mavericks play four games in five days, starting with a trip to
Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.