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Mavs get Jamison in nine-player deal

  |   Aug. 18, 2003 at 9:02 PM
DALLAS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Dallas Mavericks Monday completed a blockbuster trade with the Golden State Warriors.

The Mavericks landed forward Antawn Jamison in a nine-player trade in which they also receive power forward Danny Fortson, small forward Chris Mills and guard Jiri Welsch from Golden State.

The Mavs sent guard Nick Van Exel, center Evan Eschmeyer, forward Popeye Jones, veteran point guard Avery Johnson and

French forward Antoine Rigaudeau to Golden State.

The bulk of the deal was reported Friday night by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The trade was not officially completed until the NBA offices opened Monday.

The deal is a major move for the Mavs, who failed to make a splash in the free agent market while the Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings and defending champion San Antonio Spurs all were active. Dallas lost to San Antonio in the Western Conference finals last season.

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