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Mavs acquire Butler, Haywood, Stevenson

DALLAS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Dallas Mavericks Saturday acquired forward Caron Butler, center Brendan Haywood, guard DeShawn Stevenson and cash from the Washington Wizards.

Washington in return will get forward Josh Howard, forward/center Drew Gooden, forward James Singleton and guard/forward Quinton Ross.

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"We are more than excited to welcome Caron, Brendan and DeShawn to the Mavericks family," Mavs President of Basketball Operations Donnie Nelson said. "Caron is an established professional and an All-Star with the ability to score from anywhere on the floor. Brendan with solidify our center position with athleticism, shot blocking and defense. DeShawn has also shown that he can be a talented asset to this team."

The move seemed to signal a rebuilding phase for the Wizards, whose 17-33 record has mirrored a controversial off-court season. Star guard Gilbert Arenas has been suspended for the season after bringing several guns into the Wizards' locker room in December.

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