Mavs, Wizards talking multiplayer deal

Updated: February 13, 2010, 5:53 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks are closing in on a multiplayer trade that will launch Washington's long-anticipated rebuilding project in earnest and send Wizards mainstays Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood to the Mavericks, according to sources close to the situation.

Although the deal could take until Monday to be finalized, sources said that the teams have essentially agreed on the principal pieces: Butler, Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson to Dallas for Josh Howard and Drew Gooden.

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