Mavs look drastically different after break

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.