Mavs look drastically different after break

BY foxsports • February 15, 2010

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.

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