The Dallas Mavericks have acquired
The Mavs will send
In return, Dallas picks up a trio of players -- inluding
Howard was in his seventh season with the Mavericks since being the 29th overall pick in 2003. Gooden, signed by Dallas last summer, will be going to his eighth team in eight NBA seasons. The Mavericks (32-20) lead the Southwest Division, despite losing five of their last seven games before the All-Star weekend in their city.