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Deal closes book on Williams trade

Updated: June 2, 2010, 3:46 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

The Dallas Mavericks finally closed the book on their unsuccessful trade for troubled forward Shawne Williams by sending the Indiana Pacers their 57th pick in the upcoming NBA draft, Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson confirmed Wednesday.

It leaves the Mavericks with just the 50th overall selection in the June 24 draft. New Jersey owns the Mavericks' first-round pick, stemming from the Jason Kidd trade in February 2008.

The Mavs took a chance on Williams, ...

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