Washington Wizards’ Caron Butler to Be Traded to Mavericks for Josh Howard

February 13th, 2010 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
After several weeks of trade talks, it appears the Wizards finally have their first taker. The Dallas Mavericks appear ready to deal Josh Howard for former All-Star Caron Butler before the Feb. 18 deadline.

So who is getting the better end of the deal?

The Wizards give up arguably one of the hardest working players in the NBA. Butler's career has been defined by determination and hustle, and that has earned him plenty of admirers throughout the league. But he always seems to get the raw end of the deal when it comes to who stays and who goes on a team.

The Miami Heat drafted him, and then traded him to the L.A. Lakers for Shaquille O'Neal. The Lakers didn't waste much time in trading him to Washington in a deal that helped the Wizards dump super-bust Kwame Brown.

Another trade deadline, and another new team for Tuff Juice.

Josh Howard looks to be a perrenial underachiever with his recent regression with the Mavericks. He struggled with injuries early this season, which didn't help his case. Every one of his averages is down, including points and minutes per game, and the addition of the versatile Shawn Marion made him expe ...

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