FanPost

OT: Mavs Trade?


There are conflicting reports scattered all over the place and at this point there's little factual evidence anything has gone down. However, the gist of things appears to be that the Mavs have dealt Josh Howard to Washington for Caron Butler.

Most reports state that the trade also involves some combination of Gooden, Singleton, Ross, and a trade exception on our side, and Brendan Haywood, DeShawn Stevenson/Javaris Crittenton from the Wizards'. 

In my mind, this trade is a huge win for the Mavs , especially the 2nd incarnation. I don't think Butler's a top notch Scottie Pippen for Dirk, but I do think he'd become the 2nd best player on this team, replacing Josh who was more akin to an anvil than an asset. Getting Haywood added to the deal would be phenomenal; he's a solid, starting-caliber center, while Gooden's a subpar power forward miscast as a defense-allergic center.

Does this put Dallas on LA's level? No. Not remotely. But it brings them a hell of a lot closer. 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Lone Star Ball

You must be a member of Lone Star Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lone Star Ball. You should read them.

Join Lone Star Ball

You must be a member of Lone Star Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lone Star Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker