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Deadline passes for Gooden, Mavs

Updated: January 8, 2010, 11:24 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPNDallas.com

Dallas Mavericks big man Drew Gooden became a little less tradable as of Thursday.

But team sources insist that Gooden's trade-friendly contract was never intended to be more conducive to package in a deal.

Only $1.9 million of Drew Gooden's $4.5 million salary was guaranteed coming into the season. The rest of Gooden's contract officially becomes guaranteed Sunday, but the actual date of consequence was Wednesday, because that was the last day Gooden could have been released ...

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