DALLAS The Dallas Mavericks, establishing that 'Plan Keep Your Powder Dry' needn't be synonymous with 'inactivity,' followed up Wednesday's acquisition of Hornets center Chris Kaman with a trade with Indiana that brings to Dallas a starting point guard in Darren Collison and a rotation piece in Dahntay Jones.
Following closely in the wake of the announcement that Kaman is set to sign a 1-year 8 million contract comes yet another deal for a Mavs franchise disappointed in its failed pursuit of Deron Williams. Instead, Dallas accumulates more talent on one-year deals, allowing the Mavs to be superstar suitors in the summer of 2013.
In the terms of the deal, Dallas acquires Darren Collison and Dahntay Jones from Indiana and sends away sign-and-traded Ian Mahinmi, who is reported to have inked a new four-year 16-million deal. Both Collison and Jones are in the final year of their contracts, at 2.3 and 2.9 million respectively.
While this may not amount to the euphoria that would have...